During the month of January 2016, there were a total of 232 links to news items posted on Daily Updates.
The top news areas included:
• Zika Virus Disease was in the news. There was an expanding list of affected countries. The CDC warned pregnant women to avoid 14 countries in the Americas.
• MERS remained in the news. The UN health agency urged vigilance in South-East Asia after a new case of MERS was confirmed in Thailand.
• The CDC announced in its flu update that H1N1 viruses predominate
Other noteworthy areas of interest include:
• The White House announced the Cancer Moonshot Task Force
• A study found that C. difficile infections increase patient costs by 40 percent
• Britain and Bill Gates pledged 3 billion pounds to fight malaria
• WHO issued Ebola survivor guidance as cases showed virus persistence
• Researchers found that HPV raises head cancer risk sevenfold
• The ACP and CDC issued recommendations regarding antibiotic use for respiratory conditions
• Ticks carrying Lyme disease are in almost half of US counties
• A higher nasal carriage rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was reported among dental students involved in clinical activity
• The US has deployed a new bird flu plan to protect humans and poultry
• CMS launched a 3-year pilot project to improve infection control assessment for hospitals
• Guinea was finally declared Ebola-free, but that does not mean the crisis is over
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