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News Summary for June 2017

During the month of June 2017, there were a total of 163 links to news items posted on Daily Updates. 

The top news areas included:


More US counties are finding mosquitoes that can spread Zika. Zika-related travel restrictions were lifted for Miami-Dade. 
In one year, close to 1.3 million Americans needed hospital care for opioid related issues
CDC Vital Signs addressed Legionnaires’ Disease. Most healthcare-acquired Legionnaires' cases can be prevented.
CMS says healthcare facilities must develop water management policies to prevent Legionnaires' Disease
US EPA reinstated the final rule on amalgam separators
A NIOSH and OSAP survey found private dental practices lacking OSHA bloodborne pathogens exposure control plans
FDI has called for inclusion of oral health in global health policies at the World Health Assembly
Europe announced a new action plan on AMR
HHS unveiled an updated pandemic flu plan

Other noteworthy areas of interest include:

Mutant strains of polio vaccine now cause more paralysis than wild polio
NIH announced a skin patch vaccine that protects against influenza
The new colistin resistance gene has been identified in China
China reported more H7N9 avian flu cases
A NIOSH study concluded that dental workers are not taking all steps to control exposure to nitrous oxide
An independent group urged tougher limits on chemicals in shampoos and cosmetics
Research tied antibiotic stewardship to a sharp drop in resistant bacteria
Airborne viruses can live for 45 minutes
The US banned fresh Brazilian beef imports over safety concerns
North Carolina is in the midst of a rapid rise in cases of hepatitis B and C, prompting state health officials to urge residents to get tested
A study found 1 in 5 hospitalized adults suffer side effects from prescribed antibiotics
A VHA initiative has significantly reduced MRSA in veterans living centers
A Mumps outbreak prompted public health warnings in Massachusetts
More than 2 million people in the Americas have suffered from the fevers, rash, or severe joint pain of chikungunya since 2013
There are an estimated 72,444 MRSA infections and 9,194 related deaths each year in the US
US liver cancer deaths have doubled since the 1980s

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