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Congress Should Approve Larger Budget For Zika Efforts

CNN: Spend now to fight the Zika virus Jennifer Caudle, family medicine physician and assistant professor of family medicine at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine “…Should Congress approve a larger budget to help fight Zika? Absolutely. … A common misconception is that Zika is a problem in ‘other’ countries…

U.S. Senate Subcommittee Hearing On Ebola Addresses Concerns Over Health Systems Strengthening, Funding, Continued R&D

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: During early Ebola crisis: ‘When minutes counted, we lost months’ Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” reports on a Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy hearing on Ebola. At the hearing, committee members and speakers raised concerns…

Congress Must Act On Emergency Zika Funding To ‘Get Ahead Of This Epidemic’

White House Blog: Chart of the Week: Why Congress Needs to Act on the Zika Virus Tanya Somanader, director of digital rapid response for the Office of Digital Strategy, examines a digital chart showing the potential spread of Zika in the U.S. and discusses President Obama’s request for $1.9 billion…

Yellow Fever Deaths In Angola Rise To 225; Concerns Remain Over Vaccine Shortages

Quartz: High global vaccine prices could worsen Angola’s deadly yellow fever outbreak “…The solution [to the outbreak] so far has been to launch a massive vaccination campaign, and WHO and its partners had already vaccinated 5.7 million people by the end of March. But a global shortage of the already…

Global Community Must Avoid Complacency, Remain Proactive In Face Of Disease Threats

Nature: Viral complacency Editorial Board “…Too often in the past, the world has stumbled from epidemic to epidemic, failing to learn the lessons of the last. Emergency responses to the latest threat capture headlines, research, and political attention. But too often this attention quickly fades. … Following the Ebola epidemic…

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