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U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan Of Florida First House Republican To Support Obama Administration’s Zika Funding Request

The Hill: First GOP rep backs Obama’s Zika funding request “Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) on Monday became the first House Republican to publicly back President Obama’s nearly $2 billion emergency funding request for combating the Zika virus. Buchanan, whose home state is at risk of an outbreak of the mosquito-borne…

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PEPFAR Abstinence Programs Not Associated With Reduction In HIV Risk Behavior In Africa, Study Shows

Bloomberg: It’s Tough to Stop Sex, Study of U.S. AIDS Effort Shows “…The U.S. has spent more than $1.4 billion since 2004 telling young people in Africa to abstain from sex before marriage and then commit to a single partner. That funding didn’t influence the number of sex partners people…

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European Medicines Agency Endorses Gel To Disinfect Newborns’ Umbilical Cord Stumps

New York Times: Fight to Prevent a Newborn Infection Receives a Lift “A gel used to prevent infections in the umbilical cord stumps of newborns was endorsed by the European Medicines Agency last week, an important step toward distribution of the disinfectant in poor countries. … The new gel, a…

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Congressional Failure To Act On Zika Funding Could Hurt GOP, Analyst, Republican Senator Say

The Atlantic: Why Zika Needed An Ounce of Prevention “In all likelihood, Congress was never all that close to finding a way to push past factional politics and fund efforts to fight Zika. Lawmakers have adjourned for recess after a failure to find common ground on the issue … Congress’s…

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U.S. Reports First Zika Fatality In Puerto Rico; CDC Official Discusses Possibility Of Wider U.S. Outbreak In Interview

CNBC: Zika to create ‘small number’ of U.S. cases, a cure will ‘take time’: CDC “…[A] 70-year-old man in Puerto Rico infected with the disease died from complications, according to health officials, becoming the first U.S. casualty from the deadly infection. In an interview with CNBC, a top public health…

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Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Responds To Quora Question On How To Address Zika, Calls For Additional Funding

Newsweek: Quora Question: Hillary Clinton on How We Stop Zika in the U.S. “Quora Questions are part of a partnership between Newsweek and Quora, through which we’ll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora contributors throughout the week. … Answer from Hillary Clinton, senator, secretary of state, and 2016…

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Ebola Can Lie Dormant But Become Infectious In Recovered Patients, Study Says

NPR: Ebola Carriers? Why The Virus Keeps Coming Back “Just when health officials think the Ebola outbreak is over in West Africa, the virus pops up again seemingly out of the blue. It’s happened at least five times so far. Now scientists are starting to figure out why: The virus…

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Clinical Infectious Diseases Supplement Examines TB Control In Health Settings

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Health workers face tuberculosis risks up to three times those of general population, while infection control, worker protections lag Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses articles in a Clinical Infectious Diseases supplement on tuberculosis control in health settings and…

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Senate Leaves For Week-Long Recess Without Zika Funding Compromise; Obama Administration Officials Warn Lack Of Funding Could Limit Research, Prevention Efforts

The Atlantic: The Senate Goes Home Without Funding Zika “The U.S. Congress doesn’t look any closer to funding anti-Zika efforts now than it did last week. If anything, lawmakers appear to have taken steps back. After hours of speeches on Zika from the Senate floor on Thursday, lawmakers adjourned for…

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Clinton Adviser, HHS Secretary Visit Puerto Rico To Assess Zika Outbreak, Response

NBC News: Clinton Adviser Amanda Rentería Looks at Zika Prevention in Puerto Rico “The Zika virus has hit Puerto Rico as the U.S. commonwealth reels from an economic crisis that has led to thousands of layoffs at its hospitals. … Amanda Rentería, national political adviser to Hillary Clinton and a…

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