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News Summary for July 2013

During the month of July 2013, there were a total of 238 links to news items posted on Daily Updates.

The top news areas included:

  • World Hepatitis Day was observed
  • MERS remained in the news. Researchers outlined how MERS and SARS are alike and differ. The UAE reported its first local MERS case. WHO set up an emergency committee on the MERS virus.
  • Dentist Dr. Katherine Weno was chosen as CDC's new oral health director
  • H7N9 remained in the news. A ferret study showed that H7N9 could transmit between humans
  • The FDA approved marketing of a new test for medical steam device effectiveness

Other noteworthy areas of interest include:

  • The IOM issued a toolkit for crisis care planning
  • The human papillomavirus vaccine is underutilized, putting many at risk
  • The FDA unveiled rules to boost imported food safety
  • The US experienced a cyclospora outbreak
  • APIC issued a new resource for infection prevention in ambulatory care during disasters
  • ERs are seeing an increase of people visiting with dental problems
  • A UN framework is to give 15 million people access to HIV antiretroviral treatment
  • CDC says norovirus sickens up to 21 million a year
  • New barcodes on vaccines enhance safety of the US immunization system and save millions of dollars
  • A former Las Vegas doctor was convicted in a hepatitis C outbreak

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