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Obama Administration To Shift $81M From Various Government Programs To Fund Zika Vaccine Research

ABC News: Feds Use Funds for Medicaid, Children’s Services to Avoid Delaying Zika Vaccine Research “Federal health officials have been forced to take $81 million in funds from various government programs, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Administration for Children and Families, in order to avoid…

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After 2 Years With No Cases, Nigeria Records 2 Polio Cases In Children

Associated Press: Nigeria reports first 2 cases of polio in years, WHO says “Nigeria has reported the first two cases of polio after more than two years, in an area newly liberated from Islamic extremists who attacked polio vaccinators in the past, the government and the World Health Organization said…

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U.S. Surgeon General Encourages Puerto Rico To Ramp Up Zika Prevention Public Education Campaign

Associated Press: U.S. official urges Puerto Rico to step up fight against Zika “The U.S. surgeon general on Thursday urged Puerto Rico to step up its public education campaign against Zika as he warned that 25 percent of the island will be infected with the mosquito-borne virus by year’s end.…

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Kaiser Family Foundation Updates Infographic On Zika Outbreak

Kaiser Family Foundation: The 2015-2016 Zika Outbreak This updated Kaiser Family Foundation infographic “offers key facts about the Zika virus, tracks the increasing number of countries reporting local transmission over the past year, and breaks down how key U.S. government agencies are responding to Zika” (8/11).

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Blog Post Highlights CDC MMWR Report On Zambian Bubonic Plague Outbreak

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Zambia plague outbreak yields lessons learned — again Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” highlights an article published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on a bubonic plague outbreak in Zambia. Barton notes, “The outbreak highlights needs for…

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Opinion Pieces Urge Congress To Reconvene, Pass Zika Funding Bill

CNBC: Hey Congress: We have the power to stop Zika, but we need your help Judith Monroe, president and CEO of the CDC Foundation “…There are three actions our country must undertake to beat back Zika. First, I urge our nation’s leaders to reconvene Congress and work together across the…

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Zika Spreading Quickly In Puerto Rico But Prevention Efforts Challenged By Mistrust, Complacency

NPR: Puerto Rico’s Efforts To Stop Zika Are Hampered By Mistrust, Disease Overload “Puerto Rico has more reported cases of Zika than many other places in the region, and the number of cases continues to rise. Unfortunately, Zika is just one of the island’s many problems…” (Beaubien, 8/10).

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Poor Sanitation, Lack Of Access To Clean Water Increase Risk Of Disease Outbreaks In Sierra Leone, Liberia, WaterAid Says

Agence France-Presse: S. Leone, Liberia risk Ebola-like outbreaks from poor sanitation “Sierra Leone and Liberia risk new deadly epidemics akin to the impact of the Ebola virus due to lack of clean water and hygienic conditions in most homes, an NGO warned Tuesday. WaterAid said the two provisions were the…

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WHO, Partners Continue Yellow Fever Vaccination, Prevention Efforts In Angola, DRC

U.N. News Centre: Measures to control yellow fever still needed despite drop in number of cases — U.N. health agency “The United Nations health agency and its partners are continuing their programs against yellow fever outbreaks even though the epidemic, first reported in January 2016, appears to be declining, with…

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At Least 40 People Dead In Remote Myanmar Measles Outbreak

New York Times: Myanmar Measles Outbreak Kills 40 in Remote Villages “At least 40 people, nearly all of them children, have died from an outbreak of measles in a remote, impoverished region of Myanmar where there is little available health care, officials said on Saturday. More than 200 people have…

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