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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…

International Community Must Find Solution For Peace In Syria

The Guardian: Syria’s plight puts the world to shame — leaders must unite to find a solution Yacoub El Hillo, U.N. resident/humanitarian coordinator in Syria, and Kevin Kennedy, U.N. regional humanitarian coordinator for the Syria crisis “…In 2016, 13.5 million people in Syria need humanitarian assistance — the highest number…

WHO Establishes Zika Response Unit, Warns Africa, Asia Of Outbreak’s Possible Spread

Agence France-Presse: World health officials mobilize on Zika threat “World health officials mobilized with emergency response plans and funding pleas Tuesday as fears grow that the Zika virus, blamed for a surge in the number of brain-damaged babies, could spread globally and threaten the Summer Olympics…” (Smith, 2/2). BBC News:…

Researchers Face Challenges In Zika Vaccine Development, Mosquito Control Efforts

The Guardian: Race is on to develop Zika vaccine but tests on pregnant women raise concern (Milman, 2/3). NPR: Attention Turns To Repelling Mosquitoes That Carry Zika, Dengue (Montagne, 2/2). Reuters: Scientists’ Path to Usable Zika Vaccine Strewn with Hurdles (2/2). Reuters: Zika mosquitoes’ habits may foil U.S. elimination efforts…