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A new FDA approval pathway is for antimicrobials that treat serious infections.
In other Zika news, Florida reported more local Zika cases over the past few days, officials announced the launch of a vaccine trial, and Palau reported its first local case.
Also today, a Lancet letter details the second case of female-to-male sexual spread.
In other developments, without Zika funding federal officials have had to tap research money for cancer and other diseases.
Scientists saw potential in some existing drugs and showed that mosquitoes can pass the virus to their offspring.
HHS Secretary Burwell says lack of congressional action forced $81 million to be taken from other programs.
The study will monitor for infections in athletes, coaches, and USOC staff.
Key findings in the monkey study were protection against later infection and that infections in pregnant animals lasted much longer.
Also, agencies publish guidance on Olympics travel and lab testing, and New York City officials outline their Zika response.
Study results show the virus crosses the placenta and extensively damages fetal brains, and the outbreak strain in the Americas appears worse than in Africa.
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