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News Summary for June 2015

During the month of June 2015, there were a total of 247 links to news items posted on Daily Updates.

The top news areas included:

  • Liberia reported its first Ebola case in 3 months
  • South Korea’s MERS totals grew. Thailand confirmed its first MERS case as the outbreak spread. A WHO Emergency Committee issued a statement on MERS-CoV. WHO said that the Korean MERS outbreak is a wake-up call for an increasingly mobile world.    
  • OSHA announced that it will crack down on hospitals over workplace hazards
  • Climate change should be a top foreign policy priority according to a G7 study
  • A new UN study called for boosted AIDS treatment efforts amid the threat of a viral resurgence
  • OSHA HazCom --- As of June 1, 2015, all labels should contain pictograms, signal words, hazard and precautionary statements, the product identifier and supplier identification
  • The CDC issued an alert on highly pathogenic avian influenza A viruses and  recommendations for response
  • The White House held a summit on combating antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Other noteworthy areas of interest include:

  • Most US hepatitis C infections may be missed according to a study
  • Virus-carrying mosquitoes are more widespread than ever and spreading
  • Cuba was declared the first to ​end mother-to-child transmission of HIV
  • California mandated vaccines for schoolchildren  
  • Sugary drinks were linked to 180,000 deaths a year
  • A virus mutation explained the poor performance of last season's flu shot
  • More than 1 in 8 Americans are infected with HIV and do not know it
  • The VA is to outsource care for 180,000 vets with hepatitis C
  • HHS selected nine regional Ebola and other special pathogen treatment centers
  • A study found that the herpes virus may influence angina risk
  • The National Patient Safety Foundation issued guidelines on root cause analysis
  • OSHA announced that it will continue its partnership with Health Canada to align United States and Canadian regulatory approaches regarding labeling and classification requirements for workplace chemicals
  • US lawmakers are to examine the worst-ever bird flu outbreak
  • Antibiotic resistance in foodborne pathogens is an ongoing threat 
  • Researchers found that regarding MRSA and  C. Difficile, wet wipes may be spreading deadly bacteria in hospitals

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