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Aug 15, 2016

Aug 15, 2016
Zika plates

Texas reports Zika case imported from Miami; Florida reports 2 new local infections

In another key development, HHS recently declared a public health emergency for Zika virus in Puerto Rico.

Aug 11, 2016

Aug 11, 2016
Wynwood Building-arctic penguin Flickr cc

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 08, 2016

Aug 08, 2016

News Scan for Aug 08, 2016

H3N2v cases in US
Yellow fever vaccine update
Saudi Arabia MERS case
Anthrax vaccine developments
Measles in Myanmar
AI in Ghana and Denmark
Polio eradication

Jul 28, 2016

Jul 28, 2016
Microbiology lab technician

Public-private partnership aims to spur new antibiotics

The US-UK partnership will provide $44 million this year and as much as $350 million over 5 years.

Jul 01, 2016

Jul 01, 2016
Ebola PPE

Panel: Reform needed after failed HHS Ebola response

Lessons learned can improve Zika response and US readiness for the next threat, experts said.

Jun 27, 2016

Jun 27, 2016
Urinalysis container

Study documents live Zika virus in urine and saliva

Also, HHS announces support of vaccine development and capacity.

Jun 24, 2016

Jun 24, 2016

News Scan for Jun 24, 2016

White House Zika funding threat
Saudi MERS update
Flu vaccine developments
CDC lab incident disclosures
Measles susceptibility estimate

Jun 22, 2016

Jun 22, 2016
IV port

Rule ties hospital antibiotic stewardship to Medicare funds

Feds say coordinated activities can save $1 billion a year.

Jun 20, 2016

Jun 20, 2016
Vaccine vials

FDA paves way for first human Zika vaccine trial

Inovio Pharmaceuticals will launch a phase 1 clinical trial of a DNA-based vaccine.

Jun 10, 2016

Jun 10, 2016
Peanut butter on toast

FDA drags its feet on food recalls, HHS audit says

At times consumers were at risk "for several weeks after FDA was aware of a potentially hazardous food," the report says.

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