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Aug 11, 2016

Aug 11, 2016
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Florida detects 3 more local Zika cases as feds shift funds

HHS Secretary Burwell says lack of congressional action forced $81 million to be taken from other programs.

Aug 11, 2016

News Scan for Aug 11, 2016

Experimental MERS drug
Nigerian polio cases
More avian flu in France
New TB guidelines
Plague in Zambia

Jun 21, 2016

Jun 21, 2016
Pregnancy group

With launch of big Zika pregnancy study, NIH seeks key answers

Also, agencies publish guidance on Olympics travel and lab testing, and New York City officials outline their Zika response.

Apr 21, 2016

Apr 21, 2016
Biosafety lab

GAO: Many US agencies have gaps in lab safety policies

High-containment labs across the US government, including the CDC, have safety gaps, the GAO says.

Feb 15, 2016

Feb 15, 2016

News Scan for Feb 15, 2016

Hawaii declares emergency
New chikungunya cases
Ebola vaccine test in monkeys
European Medical Corps formed

Feb 12, 2016

Feb 12, 2016
Pregnant traveler at airport

WHO stiffens Zika travel advice for women, airs countermeasure efforts

The WHO's top drug and development official projected the launch of a large vaccine trial is still at least 18 months away, but a test might be available within weeks.

Feb 10, 2016

Feb 10, 2016
Dengue patient

WHO addresses Zika fears as more microcephaly findings surface

Also today, two new microcephaly studies documented Zika virus in fetal tissue, strengthening a possible link between the two conditions.

Jan 28, 2016

Jan 28, 2016
Mosquito control

Feds say US unlikely to see explosive Zika spread

A CDC expert says US spread will likely be localized but calls for better mosquito control.

Jan 27, 2016

Jan 27, 2016
Barack Obama White House Zika briefing

Zika on executive-level agendas at White House, WHO

Zika outbreaks are getting high-level attention, and Brazil reports 287 new microcephaly cases.

Jan 14, 2016

Jan 14, 2016
Aedes mosquito

CDC notes Zika-microcephaly link, ponders travel alert

The CDC is weighing a warning specifically for pregnant travelers, and federal experts say other mosquito-borne diseases can complicate diagnoses.

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