Texas case confirms Zika virus can be sexually transmitted; New hazardous drug handling standard takes effect in July 2018;

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> In a statement to CNN, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that a patient in Texas was infected with Zika virus after having sexual intercourse with someone who returned from a country where Zika is present. Article

> The United States Pharmacopeial Convention has published a standard for hazardous drug handling in healthcare settings that takes effect July 1, 2018. Announcement

> A third of Kansas' rural hospitals are now at risk of closure, according to a national study conducted by iVantage Health Analytics. Report

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> When physicians make serious medical errors, they needn't merely survive the emotional aftermath. With the right types of support, they can use the difficult experience to help them grow, according to a new study published in Academic Medicine. Article

> The concept of shared decision-making needn't just apply to major medical choices, such as whether a patient should undergo surgery or stop chemotherapy. Routinely involving patients in the decision process to treat everyday illnesses--particularly coughs, ear infections and sore throats--could add up to a big reduction in inappropriate use of antibiotics, suggests a new study published by the Cochrane Group. Article

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