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News Summary for February 2013

During the month of February 2013, there were a total of 210 links to news items posted on Daily Updates.

The top news areas included:

•The IOM published a workshop summary regarding oral health literacy
•WHO recommended a new B strain for next season's flu vaccine
•WHO confirmed the 13th novel coronavirus case. Britain reported a novel coronavirus family cluster.
•Whooping cough may be becoming resistant to vaccines
•A study concluded that airborne flu viruses may play big role in transmission

Other noteworthy areas of interest include:

•The superbug CRE may endure in patients one year after the initial infection
•C. Everett Koop, the former surgeon general, passed away at the age of 96
•It was the ten year anniversary of the SARS outbreak
•Patient Safety Awareness Week was observed
•Flu activity continues a slow retreat
•A CDC midseason check found a scant flu vaccine effect for seniors
•National Children's Dental Health Month was observed
•Health officials urged the FDA to limit sweeteners in sodas
•The US report card on hospital infections is showing steady improvement
•The Justice Department reaches a settlement with a Virginia dental office to stop HIV discrimination
•The NIH launched a trio of trials seeking better flu treatments
•The CDC concluded that the pandemic vaccine prevented 1 million cases and 300 deaths

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