WHO declared Zika virus a global health emergency; Reuseable mattress covers reduce rate of HAIs;

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> The World Health Organization has declared that the Zika virus outbreak and the subsequent birth defect linked to it constitute a global public health emergency. Announcement

> The National Association of County and City Health Officials has unveiled a newly designed website to improve member services and deliver population health. Website

> A recent study published in the American Journal of Infection Control reveals that when two long-term, acute care hospitals used reusable mattress covers, they reduced the rate of hospital-acquired infections by 50 percent. Study abstract

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>The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed a variety of changes to the payments to providers who participate in accountable care organizations under the Medicare Share Savings Program. Article

> Cancer is often a deadly disease, but its victims are far more likely to die if the cost of their care drives them into bankruptcy, according to a new study by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.  Article

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