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News Summary for November 2010

During the month of November 2010, there were a total of 267 links to news items posted on Daily Updates.

The top news areas included:

  • The UN declared achieving an AIDS free generation is possible with improved prevention
  • An IOM report concluded that the number of people living with HIV/AIDS in Africa will outpace treatment resources by 2020
  • The CDC found that more Americans are being tested for the AIDS virus
  • The UN released new HIV, TB guidelines designed to protect healthcare workers
  • The WHO released a report on dental materials, amalgam

Other noteworthy areas of interest include:

  • A UK survey of dental practices found infection control deficiencies
  • The cholera epidemic in Haiti worsened
  • More than 600,000 people worldwide die as a result of exposure to second hand smoke each year
  • A study concluded that healthcare worker sharps injuries are greatly reduced through the use of a safety enhanced sharps disposal device
  • The New York Times published an article on cone-beam computed tomography
  • There was news regarding an investigation of possible infection control deficiencies at the Dayton VA
  • WHO announced that it will launch a meningitis vaccine program in Africa
  • Hand hygiene compliance following the pandemic was said to wane
  • Hong Kong reported it first case of avian influenza since 2003
  • Drug resistant malaria is spreading in Asia
  • The CDC reported that adult vaccination rates are still lagging
  • The FDA launched an initiative to develop innovative external defibrillators
  • Polio deaths reached 145 in central Africa
  • Malaysia began investigating the allegations that a patient acquired HIV through dental treatment
  • The WHO released its annual global TB report
  • Hepatitis C was found to substantially impact US work productivity
  • The California Health Department diverged from the CDC on flu guidance for healthcare workers
  • Maine residents approved $15 million in bonds to establish a new dental school

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