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Many Ebola Survivors Experience Long-Term Risks, Complications, Researchers Report

The Guardian: Ebola survivors face long-term neurological problems, researchers find “Ebola survivors are continuing to suffer from neurological problems more than six months after infection, according to the early results of a new study. The findings from research undertaken by U.S. neurologists in Liberia appear to confirm suspicions that there…

U.S. Senate, House To Consider Legislation Addressing Zika Research, Funding

CQ News: Zika Bill Could Dovetail With Broader Research Initiative “Legislation that aims to speed the development and approval of a Zika virus vaccine could dovetail with ongoing efforts to spur biomedical innovation, according to the chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., indicated…

Zika, Dengue Disproportionately Affecting Poorer Populations In Brazilian City

Washington Post: Zika exposes class differences in Brazil, where most victims are poor “…Since last year, Zika has infected an estimated 1.5 million Brazilians, mostly in the hot, poor northeast. Though the virus arrived late to [Ribeirão Preto, a] city of 660,000, the local health department already suspects that 130…

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

CNSNews.com: 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 CNSNews.com Tuesday that ‘reproductive rights’ of women in countries affected by the Zika virus must be…

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