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News Summary for March 2015
During the month of March 2015, there were a total of 292 links to news items posted on Daily Updates. The top news areas included:

The White House has released a plan to curb antibiotic resistance  
The FDA released final guidance on reprocessing of reusable medical devices
World TB Day was observed. Drug-resistant TB threatens to kill 75 million people by 2050, cost $16.7 trillion. The vast majority of US tuberculosis cases come from abroad, but the rate still down

Other noteworthy areas of interest include:

New research has tightened a childhood paralysis-Enterovirus D68 link
C. difficile doubles hospital readmission rates, lengths of stay
A NIH study found no evidence of accelerated Ebola virus evolution in West Africa
A NIH funded study found that HIV can spread early, evolve in patients’ brains. These findings add urgency to screening and treatment.
Ebola test vaccines appear safe in a Phase 2 Liberian clinical trial
The IOM released a new workshop summary on emerging viral diseases
Indiana is battling the worst HIV outbreak in its history
A WHO report has found that 35% of healthcare facilities in low- and middle-income countries do not have water and soap for hand washing  
Influenza B viruses accounted for the largest proportion of circulating flu viruses. As flu continued to ebb, the CDC probed reports of rashes.   
Head and neck cancer is on the rise in young men
OSHA extended its PELs comment period to October
OSHA issued enforcement guidance for the Hazard Communication Standard
MRSA can linger in homes, spreading among its inhabitants  
Researchers found that the typical adult over 30 gets the flu twice every 10 years


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