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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…

Lessons Learned From Ebola Should Inform Global Response To Zika Virus

Global Health NOW: Getting Schooled About Zika, Ebola-Style Sulzhan Bali, Global Governance Futures 2027 fellow, masters candidate in global health at Duke University, and director of production and HR at TWiGH “…Zika, just like Ebola, is another fervent reminder of the fact that diseases and disease vectors respect no borders.…

Zika Virus Raises Questions Regarding Women’s Reproductive Rights

RH Reality Check: The Zika Virus Is a Matter of Reproductive Injustice Beatriz Galli, senior Latin America policy adviser for Ipas and member of the Bioethics Commission of the Lawyers Bar Association in Rio de Janeiro, discusses the Zika outbreak’s impact on women’s health, especially as it pertains to access…

South American Health Ministers Vow Cooperation To Control Zika; U.N. Urges European, LAC Nations To Take Preventive Measures

Agence France-Presse: S. America holds crisis meeting as Zika ‘nightmare’ spreads “South American health ministers held an emergency meeting on slowing the spread of the Zika virus, dubbed a ‘nightmare’ by hard-hit Brazil, where it is blamed for brain damage in babies…” (Notargiovanni, 2/3). Agence France-Presse: South America vows to…

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