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Sierra Leone Releases 55 People From Ebola Quarantine, Seeks Nearly 50 Others For Testing

Agence France-Presse: U.N. urges missing Sierra Leone people to come for Ebola testing “United Nations officials in Sierra Leone on Thursday appealed to nearly 50 people wanted for Ebola testing to come forward, as the country seeks to stamp out a fresh outbreak of the virus…” (2/4). Agence France-Presse: Sierra…

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Questions Remain Over Association Between Zika, Microcephaly, Number Of Birth Defect Cases

GlobalPost: On Brazil’s Zika front lines, cases of microcephaly are actually dropping “Brazilian doctors at the epicenter of the Zika virus crisis told GlobalPost that the number of suspected cases of microcephaly, a birth defect linked to the virus, peaked at their hospital weeks ago and has declined significantly since…

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More Pharmaceutical Companies Join Search For Zika Vaccines, Diagnostics; Researchers Say More Samples, Data Needed From Brazil

Associated Press: Health officials want more Zika samples, data from Brazil “Brazil is not sharing enough samples and disease data to let researchers determine whether the Zika virus is, as feared, linked to the increased number of babies born with abnormally small heads in the South American country, U.N. and…

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U.S. Government, Nonprofit Agencies Working To Prevent Zika From Entering Blood Supply

Bloomberg Business: U.S. to Halt Blood Donation by Travelers to Areas With Zika “…The Food and Drug Administration is working with other government agencies and with blood collection establishments ‘to rapidly implement appropriate donor deferral measures for travelers who have visited affected regions in order to protect the blood supply…

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U.S. Health Officials Confirm Case Of Zika Sexual Transmission In Dallas County; WHO Calls For Further Investigation

Agence France-Presse: Zika virus ‘sexually transmitted’ in Texas “The Zika virus has been transmitted sexually, top U.S. health authorities confirmed, fueling fears of the rapid spread of the disease blamed for a surge in the number of brain-damaged babies…” (Sheridan, 2/3). The Hill: CDC confirms Zika virus transmitted through sex…

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Increased Urbanization, Travel Exacerbates Dengue Outbreaks In Cities, Necessitating Prevention Innovations

Smithsonian.com: The World’s Megacities Are Making Dengue Deadlier “…The influx of people, increased construction, and ongoing travel of humans and mosquitoes around the world have led to a 30-fold rise in urban dengue outbreaks between 1960 and 2010, according to the World Health Organization. Fighting this problem will mean combining…

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CSIS Blog Post Examines WHO, U.S. Government Responses To Zika Virus Outbreak In LAC

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Zika Virus J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses the similarities and discrepancies among the WHO’s and U.S. government’s responses to the Zika virus and associated birth defects in Latin America and…

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WHO Declares Zika Virus, Association With Birth Defects, International Public Health Emergency

News outlets report on the WHO’s declaration of Zika virus as a public health emergency of international concern, including Director-General Margaret Chan’s statement on the issue. Agence France-Presse: WHO declares international health emergency over Zika “The World Health Organization on Monday said a surge in serious birth defects in South…

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U.S. Government Responding To Zika Virus Outbreak, Working With International Partners

The Atlantic: What the Federal Government Is Saying About the Zika Virus “…[S]o far, as the world has watched the virus spread in the Americas, the Obama administration and federal health agencies have argued that this is no time to panic. Though Zika virus — a West Nile relative that’s…

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Brazil’s President Authorizes Entry Into Private Property To Eliminate Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes; Officials Issue Warning Over Pregnant Women Traveling To Rio Olympics

Agence France-Presse: Brazil issues Olympics warning as WHO declares Zika emergency “… ‘The risk, which I would say is serious, is for pregnant women. It is clearly not advisable for you (to travel to the Games) because you don’t want to take that risk,’ said President Dilma Rousseff’s chief of…

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