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Clinton Adviser, HHS Secretary Visit Puerto Rico To Assess Zika Outbreak, Response

NBC News: Clinton Adviser Amanda Rentería Looks at Zika Prevention in Puerto Rico “The Zika virus has hit Puerto Rico as the U.S. commonwealth reels from an economic crisis that has led to thousands of layoffs at its hospitals. … Amanda Rentería, national political adviser to Hillary Clinton and a…

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U.S. Congress Should Not Delay On Fulfilling President Obama’s Zika Funding Request

Bloomberg View: Congress Has No Good Reason to Delay Zika Funding Editorial Board “…The case for action [to respond to Zika] now is overwhelming. … Among the questions Republicans say remain unanswered is what portion of the money [the White House requested] is needed for the current fiscal year. That…

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Colombia Reports 2 More Zika-Linked Birth Defect Cases; Number Of Microcephaly Cases Remain Stable In Brazil

New York Times: Colombia Confirms More Birth Defects Linked to Zika “Colombian health officials said on Tuesday that they had confirmed two more cases of babies born with brain damage to mothers who had Zika during pregnancy, but said overall cases of the mosquito-borne virus were decreasing in the country…”…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss U.S. Disease Outbreak Preparedness, Response

USA TODAY: Daschle and Klain: We’re not ready for next Zika virus Tom Daschle, former U.S. Senate majority leader and member of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense, and Ron Klain, former White House Ebola response coordinator “…Combating biological threats — either naturally occurring like Ebola or Zika, or…

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WHO Warns Zika Likely To Spread Beyond Latin America, Caribbean Region

Agence France-Presse: WHO warns of potential for ‘marked increase’ in Zika cases “The World Health Organization warned Monday of the potential for a ‘marked increase’ in the number of Zika infections in the coming months, and its spread to new parts of the world. With mosquito season arriving in Europe,…

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Family Planning, Reproductive Health Access Important In Zika Response; Greater Leadership, Support Needed To Advance Women’s Health, Rights

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Family Planning, Reproductive Health Crucial to Zika Response, Says Chloë Cooney In this podcast, Sean Peoples, multimedia producer at the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, highlights remarks from Chloë Cooney, director of global advocacy at the Planned…

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Long-Term Investments In Global Health Capacity Vital To Emergency Response Preparedness

Global Health NOW: Important vs. Urgent Roger L. Glass, director of the Fogarty International Center and associate director for global health research at the NIH “…I view ‘urgent’ global health problems as those that present suddenly and are responded to in crisis mode. … ‘Important’ global health problems seem to…

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Senate Republicans, Democrats Drafting Zika Funding Plan; White House Officials ‘Reassured’ On Action

Bloomberg: Senate Republicans Preparing to Relent on Funding for Zika “Senate Republicans are preparing to relent on a major portion of President Barack Obama’s emergency request to respond to the Zika virus. Republicans are drafting a more than $1 billion emergency plan, according to a Republican familiar with the matter,…

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Congress, Obama Administration Should Stop Delays, Respond To Zika Immediately

Washington Post: We must zap Zika before it’s too late Editorial Board “Congress and President Obama are engaged in a needless spat over the president’s Feb. 8 request for about $1.9 billion to fight the growing danger of the Zika virus. … Further delay will degrade preparedness for a virus…

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Obama Administration Updates Zika Funding Request To Congress, With More Money Going To Vaccine Research

The Hill: White House tweaks Zika money request with eye toward vaccines “The White House is tweaking its request to Congress for Zika funding amid a battle with Republicans. The updated request sent late Monday keeps the same top-line number of $1.9 billion but shifts more money into vaccine research,…

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