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News Outlets Explore Various Aspects Of Zika Virus, Disease’s Spread In Americas

The Guardian: Zika virus could be bigger global health threat than Ebola, say health experts (McKie, 1/30). Huffington Post: What The Ebola Crisis Can Teach Us About Responding To The Zika Outbreak (Alfred, 1/30). New York Times: Microcephaly, Spotlighted by Zika Virus, Has Long Afflicted and Mystified (Saint Louis, 1/31).…

Blog Posts Examine Zika Virus Outbreak, Disease Prevention, Response

Chatham House: Zika Is Not the New Ebola Michael Edelstein, consultant research fellow, and Brian McCloskey, senior consulting fellow, both at the Centre on Global Health Security, write, “While some lessons from the Ebola outbreak can be applied, this new threat presents a different challenge and needs a different response…”…

U.S. Officials Work To Calm Fears Over Zika Virus, Move Vaccine Research Forward

CQ News: Zika Seen as Limited in U.S., but Officials Warn Against Travel “Federal health officials expect only limited outbreaks within the United States of the mosquito-spread Zika virus that is thought to be linked to birth defects but cautioned pregnant travelers to avoid more than 20 countries in South…

Opinion Pieces, Letter To Editor Address Zika Virus Response

New York Times: Room for Debate: How to Stop the Spread of Zika Multiple authors “The World Health Organization is warning that the Zika virus, believed to cause brain abnormalities in infants, is ‘spreading explosively’ in the Americas, and that four million people could become infected by the end of…

Ebola Outbreak Highlights U.K.’s, WHO’s Needs For Emergency Response Reform

The Lancet: Ebola’s legacy: U.K. deficits and their global lessons Editorial Board “[A] report on the U.K.’s lessons from Ebola … published this week by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee … found surprising weaknesses in the U.K.’s application of science to global health emergencies. It makes important…

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