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Researchers Examine Links Between Climate Change, Spread Of Diseases, Mosquitoes

The Atlantic: The Link Between Zika and Climate Change “…[A]s the Zika epidemic continues to spread through Brazil, Central America, and now the United States, scientists will continue to wrestle with how environmental factors like climate change are affecting the creatures that spread infectious diseases…” (Mercer, 2/24).

Opinion Pieces Discuss U.S., WHO Responses To Zika

The Hill: Zika, Ebola, other public health crises — we need a better plan Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) “…The U.S. and our global partners should adopt a two-tiered preparedness strategy [for disease outbreaks]: proactive research and reactionary response. Predictive models of disease hotspots must be connected with travel patterns. This…

‘Science Speaks’ Covers Issues Discussed At CROI 2016

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog is covering a range of issues discussed at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), taking place this week in Boston. “Science Speaks”: CROI 2016: Scale of Ebola crisis led to knowledge, new questions, ongoing research, and need for unprecedented…

U.N. Women Head Calls For Expanded Reproductive Rights In Latin America Amid Zika Outbreak; Debate Over Abortion Access Continues Head of U.N. Women: Expand ‘Reproductive Rights’ in Zika-Affected Countries ‘Not Only Because of Zika’ But It’s the ‘Right Thing to Do’ “U.N. Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of U.N. Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka told Tuesday that ‘reproductive rights’ of women in countries affected by the Zika virus must be…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Funding For Zika Response, Potential Economic Costs Of Outbreak

Star Tribune: Congress shouldn’t raid Ebola dollars to fight Zika Editorial Board “…The sums [the U.S. government] set aside for Ebola should remain dedicated to preparing for future outbreaks. Raiding some or all of these dollars to fight Zika would undermine the nation’s readiness and potentially slow its response to…

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