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American Public Closely Following Zika Outbreak, Kaiser Family Foundation Poll Shows

Media outlets report on a Kaiser Family Foundation poll that examined the public’s views on changing the U.S. health system and included some questions on the Zika outbreak. Becker’s Hospital Review: Kaiser poll: American public closely following Flint, Zika news and getting good information overall “The American public is following…

National Health Authorities Should Prioritize Public Health Emergency Preparedness

The Hill: In times of disaster, patients expect government to step up to meet their needs Nicolette Louissaint, executive director of Healthcare Ready “…[W]e must continue to invest in plans and capabilities that will enable countries to mobilize an effective response in the face of disease threats. … A recent…

CNN Examines Reasons Why Polio Outbreaks Continue To Happen

CNN: The ‘chicken and egg’ reason why polio outbreaks still happen “If polio is near extinction, why do outbreaks still pop up in places where the disease was thought to be long gone? The answer is complicated. … [S]ome immunization efforts carry the very rare risk of causing polioviruses to…

ACSH Senior Fellow Discusses Global Health Security, Importance Of U.S. Investments

American Council on Science and Health: Deadly Infectious Disease Outbreaks Are Occurring All Over The World Alex Berezow, senior fellow of biomedical science at the American Council on Science and Health, highlights findings from the WHO’s Weekly Bulletin on Outbreaks and Other Emergencies,¬†writing, “There are lessons to be drawn. First,…

International Community Should Strengthen Global Mechanism For Virus Sample Sharing

CNN: The decline in virus sample sharing is not just about China Thomas J. Bollyky and David P. Fidler, fellows at the Council on Foreign Relations “…Urgent action is needed to rejuvenate the global mechanism designed to ensure the sharing of influenza samples and to support pandemic preparedness. … [The…

Cholera Outbreak In Zimbabwe Spreads Outside Of Capital

New Zimbabwe: Cholera spreads to Chitungwiza, Gokwe; 16 dead with than 400 cases reported “The cholera outbreak currently ravaging Harare has spread to Chitungwiza and Gokwe in the Midlands province with the death toll in the capital alone reaching 16, it has emerged…” (Chibamu, 9/10). Reuters: Cholera outbreak kills 10…