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World Should Prepare For Global Health Threats Like Preparing For War, GAVI CEO Berkley Says

Business Insider: We should prepare for the next epidemic the same way we prepare for nuclear war “The U.S. Navy has a fleet of submarines carrying nuclear missiles that are always in place, just in case. That, GAVI Vaccine Alliance CEO Seth Berkley said, is what the world’s response to…

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Collaboration Among Private, Public Sectors, Communities Must Be Improved To Fight Disease Outbreaks, Experts Say At Clinton Global Initiative

Devex: The importance of unlikely allies in pandemic response “…Reflecting on [their Ebola] experience, while dealing with Zika, and preparing for what lies ahead, global health leaders gathered [at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York] noted an opportunity — and an imperative — to boost collaboration between the…

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Rift Valley Fever Kills At Least 21 People In Western Niger Outbreak

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Rift Valley Fever outbreak kills 21 in Western Niger “Health workers in Western Niger are racing to contain an outbreak of Rift Valley fever that has killed at least 21 people over the past month, an aid agency said on Wednesday. The highly contagious disease, which is…

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Congressional Inaction To Fund Zika Puts Americans At Risk

The Hill: Playing politics with Zika funding puts Americans at risk Brent Wilkes, executive director of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) “…Unless Congress takes action, the Zika threat will continue to be real and imminent. … With each passing day of inaction, safety measures that could stop…

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Zika Virus Should Be Characterized As National, Global Health Security Threat To Encourage Resource Allocation

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Zika virus and global health security Lawrence O. Gostin, professor and director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, and James G. Hodge Jr., professor and director of the public health law and policy program at the Sandra Day O’Connor…

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Addressing Infectious Disease Outbreaks ‘Increasingly Involves Navigating Treacherous Political Waters’

The Conversation: How Congress is failing on Zika Ana Santos Rutschman, Jaharis Faculty Fellow in health law and intellectual property at DePaul University “…Earlier this year, Congress hastily passed a bill adding Zika to the [Food and Drug Administration (FDA)] priority review voucher program. … The task of increasing [research…

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Editorials Discuss Congressional Inaction To Fund Zika Response; Opinion Piece Discusses Role Of Planned Parenthood During Epidemic

Tampa Bay Times: Editorial: Congress should approve Zika funding Editorial Board “A tentative deal that finally would provide federal funding to fight the Zika virus offers a glimmer of hope — and sanity — that leaders in Washington will put words into action to combat this spreading public health threat.…

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U.S. Should Continue To Exhibit Bipartisan Leadership In Foreign Assistance Programs By Establishing Global Health Crisis Rapid Response Capacity

TIME: The Surprise Bipartisan Success Story of Congress: American Aid Liz Schrayer, president and CEO of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition “‘Washington is broken, nothing is getting done’ is a mantra we hear often these days. Yet there is one issue that has continuously broken through in this Congress with…

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CDC Uses New Emergency Response Teams To Address Zika Outbreak

Kaiser Health News/USA TODAY: CDC deploys new rapid response teams to fight Zika “…[B]uilding on its experiences with Ebola in 2014, the [CDC] has created new rapid response teams, called CDC Emergency Response Teams (CERT), that bring expanded expertise to contain an outbreak as quickly as possible. These groups include…

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Vaccination Campaign Brings Yellow Fever Outbreak Under Control In Angola, DRC, WHO Says

Reuters: WHO says Angola, Congo yellow fever outbreak under control “A yellow fever outbreak in Angola and Congo has been brought under control by a major vaccination campaign, the head of pandemic and epidemic diseases at the World Health Organization said on Tuesday…” (Miles, 9/13).

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