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Sep 08, 2016

Sep 08, 2016
mosquito duo

Protests delay Miami Zika spraying as funding talks continue

Also, Singapore said it's not clear yet if the Asian strain involved in its local spread will result in the severe complications.

Sep 08, 2016

News Scan for Sep 08, 2016

Prize for drug-resistance tests
Anthrax-like illness in Africa
H7N9 vaccine trial results

Sep 07, 2016

Sep 07, 2016
Ultrasound exam

More evidence of Zika-GBS link as funding talks stall

Also, Miami Beach is planning for aerial spraying, while an mRNA vaccine gets funding.

Sep 01, 2016

Sep 01, 2016
Dead mosquitoes

Mosquitoes in Miami Beach test positive for Zika

Also, the WHO said samples from Guinea-Bissau are part of the African lineage, not the Americas one.

Aug 25, 2016

Aug 25, 2016
Zika virus

Study hints at greater Zika sexual transmission threat to fetuses

A mouse study shows that the virus replicates in vaginal tissue for several days, while CDC officials report increasing case numbers.

Aug 23, 2016

Aug 23, 2016
baby goat

More MERS in Saudi Arabia as antibody therapies get funding

In a related development, a new study suggests goats, sheep, and horses aren't likely to pass MERS-CoV to humans.

Aug 22, 2016

Aug 22, 2016
Insecticide canisters

Florida governor allocates funds to fight Zika in Miami-Dade

The money will be spent on added staff, spraying, and community outreach.

Aug 22, 2016
DA Henderson

Infectious disease field loses 'commander-in-chief' D.A. Henderson

Besides leading smallpox eradication, Henderson is also known for his role in shaping public health education and for instilling passion for solving infectious disease problems.

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.


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