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The number of 6 key tick-borne diseases rose from 48,610 to 59,349 cases.
The announcement comes as Nigeria is experiencing its largest outbreak, with 481 confirmed cases reported as of last week, 133 of them fatal.
The proposed law would direct $200 million a year for 5 years to research.
Researchers are relieved to resume experiments, but some public health questions remain.
In a sample from a patient who died, researchers saw signs that the H7N9 virus had started to mutate to a form resistant to Tamiflu.
In other Zika developments, a human rights group raised concerns about water, sanitation, and other public health concerns in Brazil, and India announced microcephaly screening for newborns.
Panel finds overall response was thorough, but notes policy gaps and some missteps after the samples were found.
The plan includes a $2.8 billion boost to HHS but cuts to global health.
The budget supports earlier commitment to Gavi vaccine initiatives but dials back funds for other global health efforts.
The vaccine protected macaques from infection 5 weeks later and mice 5 months later.
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