Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…

Disease Outbreaks

  • Your Selections:

Refine Results

date

Tags

WHO, U.S. Officials Discuss Zika Diagnostics, Vaccine Development, Mosquito Control Measures

Bloomberg Business: Zika Fears Spur Pharmaceutical Gold Rush Amid Vaccine Vacuum “…More than 15 companies have been in touch with the World Health Organization about developing vaccines, and about 20 are working on diagnostic tools, the global health agency said Friday…” (Spalding, 2/15). Financial Times: Zika epidemic prompts pharma rush…

Brazil’s Military, Cabinet Ministers Educate Public In Zika Prevention Drive

The Guardian: Brazilian soldiers to be deployed in ‘mega’ Zika prevention drive “Hundreds of thousands of Brazilian soldiers are to be deployed in towns and cities in a one-day push to raise awareness of mosquito breeding grounds amid the Zika virus outbreak…” (Gayle, 2/13). New York Times: Brazil Pushes Public…

Debate Over Abortion Access In Zika-Hit Nations Continues; Latin American Catholic Leaders Reassert Church’s Position Against Contraception, Abortion

Associated Press: Brazil’s Zika-related abortion debate sparks backlash “…Alarm in recent months over the Zika virus, which many researchers believe can cause microcephaly in the fetuses of pregnant women, has prompted calls, both inside and outside Brazil, to loosen a near-ban on abortion in the world’s most populous Catholic country.…

Some Public Health Experts Believe Venezuela’s Zika Outbreak Worse Than Reported By Government

Washington Post: Venezuela faces ‘worst-case scenario’ as Zika outbreak expands “…[T]he Zika epidemic has struck as the socialist-ruled country is spiraling into economic chaos and the public health system has been stripped of many basic tools of modern medicine. … While other nations bombard their airwaves with public-service warnings about…

Number Of Guillain-Barré Cases Rising In Zika-Affected Nations But No Proven Link Between Virus, Syndrome, WHO Says

HealthDay News: WHO: Neurological Disorder on the Rise in Zika Zones “More cases of the rare but potentially devastating neurological disorder Guillain-Barré syndrome are appearing in some Latin American countries where the Zika virus is also present, according to the World Health Organization…” (Thompson, 2/15). Reuters: Guillain-Barré on rise in…

51 Dead In Angolan Yellow Fever Outbreak, Health Official Says

Reuters: More than 50 killed in Angola yellow fever outbreak: government “Fifty-one people have now died in a yellow fever outbreak in Angola, less than two months after it started spreading in the capital, the national director of health said. Health experts say the outbreak has been exacerbated by a…

Health Authorities Prepare For Possible Zika Outbreak On Mainland Africa

Reuters: Back to its roots: how Zika may threaten Africa “…According to new data from Cape Verde’s health ministry, more than 7,000 cases of Zika have been recorded in the country since the beginning of the epidemic in October 2015 … Regional health officials told Reuters they were most worried…

WHO Speculates On Timelines For Experimental Zika Vaccine, Conclusions On Possible Links To Microcephaly, Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Associated Press: WHO: possible Zika vaccines months away from broad trials “The World Health Organization says possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials. WHO assistant director-general for health systems and innovation Marie-Paule Kieny says the U.N. health agency’s response is ‘proceeding very quickly’ and 15…

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters: 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270

www.kff.org | Email Alerts: kff.org/email | facebook.com/KaiserFamilyFoundation | twitter.com/KaiserFamFound

Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, California.