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WHO, Drug Companies, Researchers Focus On Zika R&D Priorities, Virus’s Potential Links With Microcephaly, Guillain-Barré Syndrome

CIDRAP News: WHO lists Zika R&D priorities; groups probe microcephaly, GBS “The World Health Organization (WHO) said today it is mapping research and development (R&D) projects under way for Zika virus and will be prioritizing some for fast-track development, similar to the role it played when Ebola vaccines and therapeutics…

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Health Affairs’ February Issue Focuses On Vaccines

Health Affairs Blog: Health Affairs February Issue: Vaccines “The February issue of Health Affairs explores the current environment in which vaccines are discovered, produced, and delivered. The issue also contains several studies examining the economic benefits and value of sustainably financing vaccinations in the United States and globally. This month’s…

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WHO Needs $25M For 6-Month Program To Address Zika; E.U. Establishes Drug Regulator Task Force To Advise On Virus Vaccines, Treatments

Reuters: WHO seeks $25 million for six-month fight against Zika, official says “The World Health Organization will seek $25 million for a six-month program to fight the Zika virus linked to birth defects, including studies on whether it is spread by sex or by blood transfusion, a senior WHO official…

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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…

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More Pharmaceutical Companies Join Search For Zika Vaccines, Diagnostics; Researchers Say More Samples, Data Needed From Brazil

Associated Press: Health officials want more Zika samples, data from Brazil “Brazil is not sharing enough samples and disease data to let researchers determine whether the Zika virus is, as feared, linked to the increased number of babies born with abnormally small heads in the South American country, U.N. and…

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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…

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Pharmaceutical, Diagnostic Companies Launch Research Into Zika Virus Vaccine, Test

Associated Press: Drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur launches effort for Zika vaccine “Drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur announced Tuesday it is launching an effort to research and develop a vaccine to prevent the Zika virus, after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency over its explosive spread across the Americas…” (2/2). Bloomberg Business:…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Zika Virus, Response Efforts

The Guardian: The Zika virus is a public health emergency. Here’s what we must do now Celine Gounder, internist, infectious diseases and public health specialist, and medical journalist “…If there’s anything we’ve learned from the last three global public health emergencies — polio, H1N1, and Ebola — it’s that hi-tech…

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Blog Posts Discuss Zika Virus, Including Prioritizing Prevention, Treatment, R&D Efforts

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: CDC director: What we’re doing about the Zika virus CDC director Tom Frieden discusses the potential impact of Zika virus on the U.S., as well as U.S. efforts to respond to the virus, writing, “The CDC’s laser focus is protecting the health, safety, and security of…

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Researchers Investigate Potential Prevention Methods For Zika Virus, Including Vaccines, Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Bloomberg Business: For Those Threatened by Zika, Vaccines May Not Come Soon Enough “Even if the world’s largest drugmakers were to mobilize as fast as they could, and even if the science were straightforward, it’s unlikely a Zika vaccine could be developed quickly enough to address the expanding outbreak of…

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