This week began an exciting collaboration between APHA’s American Journal of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in their pursuit of disseminating scientific research and information. The American Journal of Public Health will now periodically republish summary briefs of CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

The first of the MMWR in Brief articles was published in the November issue of the American Journal of Public Health, which published online ahead of print this week. “Outbreaks of Acute Gastroenteritis Transmitted by Person-to-Person Contact – United States, 2009-2010” gives an overview of person-to-person gastroenteritis outbreaks, discusses the role that norovirus plays in the outbreaks and provides information about current surveillance mechanisms.

The MMWR in brief articles should serve as a resource to public health practitioners. In the latest Editor’s Choice, editor of MMWR Serials Christine Casey, MD, explains “the concise format of [MMWR in Brief articles] facilitates rapid understanding of an issue and the most appropriate actions steps for prevention and control.”

To view the latest republished MMWR in Brief article, visit the American Journal of Public Health online. And for more, check out our recent Q&A with Mary Wilkswo, an author of the recently republished MMWR in Brief article about acute gastroenteritis outbreaks.