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News Summary For July 2016

During the month of July 2016, there were a total of 193 links to news items posted on Daily Updates.

The top news areas included:

• Experts from the CDC and OSAP have issued best practices for responsible antibiotic use in dentistry
• Zika virus remained in the news. Florida confirmed local spread in four Zika cases. Zika infections are increasing rapidly in Puerto Rico. Zika prompted FDA to curb blood collection in Florida. New York City health officials reported the first baby born with Zika-related microcephaly in a local hospital. A Utah caregiver may have contracted Zika from a man who died. The NIH is funding a Zika virus study involving the US Olympic team.
• More than 3,000 patients of a Memphis area dentist were said to be at risk of hepatitis and HIV exposure
• World Hepatitis Day was observed
• Experts have called for a global action plan on antimicrobial resistance
• The CDC and WHO are teaming up to end the ‘contagious disease’ of child violence

Other noteworthy areas of interest include:

• The CDC has allocated $67 million to battle antibiotic resistance
• The FDA has cleared a test for genetic markers of antibiotic resistance
• The flu vaccine may reduce diabetics' cardiovascular events
• The MCR-1 gene has been found in a human sample in the US for the second time
• German researchers have identified 402 MCR-1 isolates
• Research found that more than half of adults misuse medications
• A Joint Commission JAMA Viewpoint focused on workplace violence prevention in healthcare
• The CDC has found that HPV-related cancers are on the rise
• The American Cancer Society has endorsed HPV vaccine recommendations from CDC
• The rate of new HIV infections increased in 74 countries over the last decade
• NIOSH has launched a new mobile App for the pocket guide on chemical hazards
• The IDSA has recommended using a short course of antibiotics for hospital pneumonia
• A new intra-nasally administered, needleless dental anesthetic has been approved by the FDA
• OSHA announced new maximum penalty amounts

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