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Obama Administration Will Veto Zika Spending Package If Senate Approves Bill

CQ HealthBeat: Friday: Senate Trouble for Zika Response Funding Package “…Senators face a decision next week on the fate of a supplemental spending package to fund efforts to battle the Zika virus. Senate rules allow the conference report to jump onto the Senate agenda and avoid amendment haggling. However, the…

House Democrats Attempt To Force Vote On Zika Funding As July 4th Recess Approaches

The Atlantic: House Democrats Try to Force Another Vote on Zika “Congressional lawmakers started formal negotiations last week on Zika funding, but things aren’t moving fast enough for House Democrats…” (Kelly, 6/21). CQ News: Zika Spending Talks Headed for the Finish Line, But No Deal Yet “…A Democratic Senate conferee…

Starting ART Early May Reduce Risk Of Developing More Serious HIV-Related Infections, WHO-Supported Studies Confirm

WHO: WHO confirms antiretroviral therapy reduces the risk of life-threatening HIV-related infections “Adults and children with HIV who start antiretroviral therapy (ART) as early as possible reduce their risk of developing serious HIV-related infections, according to new findings published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases on 15 June 2016…” (6/20).

WHO/PAHO Release Updated Zika Strategic Response Plan, Call For $121.9M In Funding

Reuters: WHO says 122 million dollars needed for global response to Zika virus “Almost $122 million is needed to prevent and manage the medical complications of the Zika virus spreading throughout the Americas and causing birth defects in babies, the World Health Organization said on Friday…” (Kelland, 6/17). VOA News:…

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