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HHS Secretary Burwell Discusses U.S. Zika Response, Funding At Forum; Kaiser Health News Examines How Funding Will Help Address Epidemic In U.S., Abroad

The Atlantic: What Happened While America Waited for Zika Funding “… ‘Did [the Zika funding] delay cause harm? Did that set you back?’ Jonathan Karl, ABC News’s chief White House correspondent, asked the secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, on Thursday at the Washington Ideas Forum, an…

U.S. Issues Travel Advisory For SE Asia As Thailand Reports First Cases Of Zika-Linked Microcephaly; U.S. Health Official Says Zika-Related Birth Defects Likely Will Be Higher Than Anticipated

Agence France-Presse: First Thai babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly “Thai health authorities on Friday said microcephaly in two babies was caused by the Zika virus, in what is believed to be Southeast Asia’s first confirmed case of a link between the sickness and the birth defect…” (9/30). Associated Press: Thailand…

Kaiser Health News/NPR Examine U.S. FDA’s Priority Review Voucher Program

Kaiser Health News/NPR: Are Golden Tickets That Speed Drugs Through FDA Worthwhile? “…Members of Congress, the pharmaceutical industry, and rare disease advocates have passionately supported [priority review] vouchers as a way to spur development of drugs for rare and neglected diseases. But skeptics, including FDA officials and some academics, have…

Americas Becomes World’s First Region To Eliminate Measles, PAHO/WHO Declare

Agence France-Presse: WHO declares Americas world’s first measles-free region “Measles has been [eliminated] from the Americas after decades of vaccination efforts, the world’s first region to rid itself of the highly contagious disease, global health authorities said Tuesday…” (Sheridan, 9/27). The Atlantic: The Measles-Free Americas “…The news came during a…

Vaccinating Dogs For Rabies Critical To Animal, Human Health In Ethiopia

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: The Reality of Rabies in Ethiopia: When Man’s Best Friend Becomes the Enemy Emily Pieracci, a veterinarian at the CDC, discusses the burden of rabies in Ethiopia, the importance of vaccinating dogs against the disease, and U.S. efforts to help the Ethiopian government design and implement…

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