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WHO, UNICEF Working With Benin Government To Respond To Lassa Fever Outbreak

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agencies mobilize to support government response after Benin confirms cases of Lassa fever “After the identification of four cases of Lassa fever in Benin, the government, backed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has immediately launched a response against…

Experts Discuss Zika Virus, Response Efforts, Impact On Brazil During CFR Conference Call

Council on Foreign Relations: Zika Virus Update In this transcript of a conference call hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations, Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at CFR, and Cláudio Maierovitch Pessanha Henriques, director of the Department of Communicable Disease Surveillance at the Federative Republic of Brazil’s Ministry…

International Response To Zika Must Be Rational, Humane, Coordinated, Collaborative

TIME: Gates Foundation: Fear Must Not Dictate Zika Policy Chris Elias, president of the Global Development Program, and Trevor Mundel, president of the Global Health Division, both at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “The spread of Zika virus across the Americas reminds us that a health crisis anywhere can…

Zika Shines Light On Little-Studied Microcephaly, Guillain-Barré Syndrome; New Evidence From Brazil Shows Possible Association Between Birth Defect, Virus

Associated Press: Zika spotlights rare birth defect with a variety of causes “The Zika virus is putting a spotlight on a potentially devastating birth defect that until now has gotten little public attention. Regardless of whether the mosquito-borne virus really causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads, a…

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