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News Summary for November 2017

During the month of November 2017, there were a total of 150 links to news items posted on Daily Updates. 

The top news areas included:


World AIDS Day was observed
CDC sees some signs of an early flu season
Global health ministers have committed to end TB
Combined resistance to multiple antibiotics is a growing problem in the EU
Canada reported rising MRSA and VRE, but a drop in antibiotic use
WHO called for an end to antibiotic use in healthy animals. One in five antibiotic-resistant infections in people are caused by germs from food and animals.
US Antibiotic Awareness Week was observed

Other noteworthy areas of interest include:

CDC said that the frequency of HIV testing and time from infection to diagnosis have improved
NIH scientists and collaborators have identified infectious prion protein in the skin of CJD patients
Sharps injuries remain a major occupational safety concern for healthcare personnel
A Brazilian study indicates Zika may have hit the poor hardest
Lyme disease has increased in states that neighbor hot spots
Reports say the highly virulent Klebsiella strains emerged 4 years ago
The GAO has called for better oversight of high-containment labs
A new expert guidance document for hospitals to use in preparing for and containing outbreaks was published by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Half of American adults are said to be healthcare illiterate
About 40% of new HIV infections come from people who don’t know they have it
England has been hit by 50-year spike in scarlet fever
1 in 4 US seniors with cancer has had it before
The global cost of the diabetes epidemic has reached $850 billion a year
Research concluded that Dengue immunity can protect against Zika virus

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