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News Summary for November 2013

During the month of November 2013, there were a total of 200 links to news items posted on Daily Updates.

The top news areas included:

•JADA published online Hepatitis C virus An overview for dental health care providers
•The UN urged greater action, investment to prevent HIV infections in adolescents
•The CDC issued a report on health disparities and inequalities
•MERS remained in the news
•The US signed a global mercury treaty that upholds the use of dental amalgam
•Get Smart About Antibiotics Week was observed
•The WHO issued Global Tuberculosis Report 2013

Other noteworthy areas of interest include:

•The rise in measles and other infectious diseases has US public health experts on alert
•An adjuvanted bird flu vaccine received FDA approval
•Vaccination programs for children have prevented more than 100 million cases of serious contagious disease in the United States since 1924, according to a new study published in the NEJM
•Researchers at the University of Pittsburg have created a digital database of infectious diseases
•A new estimate of global deaths during the 2009 H1N1 influenza (pH1N1) pandemic puts the toll somewhere between 123,000 and 203,000, about 10 times the number of confirmed deaths, with the burden falling heavily, as shown in previous studies, on people younger than 65 years
•A new tuberculosis drug received the backing of a European Union panel
•A team of US researchers has created a dental data repository
•The FDA approved a new pill to treat hepatitis C
•CPR training rates are lower in poor, rural US communities
•New guidance limits antibiotics for common infections in children
•WHO declared the Ukraine at risk of a polio outbreak
•The global health workforce shortage is to reach 12.9 million in coming decades
• The CDC warned of a rise in imported malaria

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