During the month of July 2015, there were a total of 242 links to news items posted on Daily Updates.
The top news areas included:
- US officials updated the national plan to fight HIV and AIDS and added goals
- WHO announced that the world is on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine
- World Hepatitis Day was observed. WHO called for action against hepatitis.
- Hepatitis C tripled in Tennessee, a public health advisory was issued. Hepatitis C rates in Oregon were reported to soar above the national average. A study concluded that most US hepatitis C infections may be missed.
- South Korea declared its country effectively out of MERS danger
- Europe gave an initial green-light to the world's first malaria vaccine
- The UN announced that the world has delivered on halting and reversing the AIDS epidemic
- The US recorded its first confirmed measles death in 12 years
Other noteworthy areas of interest include:
- An outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease was reported in New York City
- The CDC reported that 1 in 5 US adults has a physical or mental disability
- Scientists are honing a computer model to predict the size and timing of flu outbreaks
- The CDC said that 40% of teen girls lack HPV vaccination
- The Pacific Northwest is battling whooping cough. Three counties in Michigan were hit by a whooping cough outbreak.
- Experts proposed a $2 billion global vaccine fund
- The CDC reported that Lyme Disease is spreading to new territories
- A report found that people over 55 neglect oral health more than other age groups
- OSHA provided guidance to OSHA compliance officers for enforcing the revised Hazard Communication Standard
- Saliva is seen as possible diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease
- CDC proposed adding H5N1 to the HHS select agent list
- A June poll found that almost half of Americans do not understand the threat of antibiotic resistance
- The FDA has proposed new criteria for surgical gowns
- UN and regional leaders said that $7 billion is needed to put Ebola-affected West Africa on the path to recovery. Ebola recovery goals were said to focus on rebuilding health systems.
- A NIH-funded vaccine for West Nile virus entered human clinical trials
- The International Healthcare Worker Safety Center, originally housed at the University of Virginia, announced it has completed a transition to an independent non-profit, the International Safety Center
- Six Australian dentists were suspended over infection control breaches
- Virus-carrying mosquitoes are more widespread than ever, and spreading
- Cuba is said to be the first to end mother-to-child transmission of HIV, an important victory in the fight against AIDS
- California has mandated vaccines for schoolchildren
Back To News Summaries