Public Health in the News (7/22/18 – 7/28/18)

By Grace Bellinger, NPHR Blog Editor

Global

  • China is experiencing a vaccine scandal after hundreds of thousands of vaccines against rabies and diphtheria/tetanus provided for Chinese children were found to be faulty.
  • New Zealand recently passed a law which provides domestic violence victims 10 days of paid leave to improve their living situations.
  • The World Health Organization announced that the Ebola outbreak that began in the Democratic Republic of Congo in April is officially over.

National

  • Mondelez International has recalled several products containing whey powder, including Ritz cracker products, due to a potential salmonella risk.

Northwestern

  • Northwestern professor coauthored a study suggesting that rapid fluid administration to children suffering from complications related to diabetic ketoacidosis does not increase the risk of brain injury, which contradicts the current standard of care.
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