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Activity resurges in Beni, the outbreak's former epicenter.
"Measles is an incredibly contagious and dangerous disease," HHS Secretary Azar says.
The number of 6 key tick-borne diseases rose from 48,610 to 59,349 cases.
More than 100 governments, drug firms, and others have already made commitments.
With HHS taking the lead, the new strategy establishes a cabinet-level biodefense steering committee.
The announcement comes as Nigeria is experiencing its largest outbreak, with 481 confirmed cases reported as of last week, 133 of them fatal.
BARDA will provide $24 million in initial funds to 2 companies to advance tests for influenza A and B.
A list of critical-need antimicrobials would guide awards, which include incentives and responsibilities for companies, including stewardship reporting.
The proposed law would direct $200 million a year for 5 years to research.
Since July 2012, the FDA has approved 12 products that are now on the market.
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