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AP: Russia and China veto cross-border aid to Syria’s northwest (Lederer, 7/7). AP: WHO says Sri Lanka and Maldives eliminate measles, rubella (Mallawarachi, 7/8). HealthDay News: Zika May Have Damaged More Infants’ Brains Than Expected (Gordon, 7/7). IPS: Non-formal Education Helps Senegalese Women Combat FGM and Harmful Practices (Paul, 7/7).…

Media Outlets Highlight Trump’s Policies, Statements On COVID-19, FDA Commissioner’s Comments On Administration’s Efforts; Washington Post Examines CDC’s Past, Present Mistakes On Zika, Coronavirus Testing

AP: Trump’s ‘strong wall’ to block COVID-19 from China had holes (Braun et al., 7/4). Bloomberg: Building Trust in a Vaccine (Edney, 7/5). The Hill: FDA commissioner says he can’t predict when vaccine will be ready after Trump’s timeline claims (Wise, 7/5). New York Times: Trump Falsely Claims ’99 Percent’…

Vaccine Made From Mosquito Saliva Protein Safe In Humans, Triggers Antibody Responses, Aims To Be First Universal Vaccine For Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Reuters: How a vaccine made of mosquito spit could help stop the next epidemic “…Building on the work of colleagues and other scientists, [Jessica] Manning, a clinical researcher for the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, believed she could use pieces of mosquito saliva protein to build a…

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CNBC: Coronavirus patients discharged from hospitals report ‘long struggle,’ some relapse, WHO says (Feuer, 5/11). Devex: Travel restrictions, funding gaps a bigger problem than PPE, humanitarian leaders say (Igoe, 5/12). Financial Times: FTfm: Responsible Investing (Multiple authors, 5/11). Fox News: Top scientist who battled COVID-19 says ‘we will never ……

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Bloomberg: Dangote Expects Africa to Be Polio-Free by End of Year (1/8). The Guardian: Hague and Jolie’s sexual violence scheme ‘letting survivors down’ (Hodal/Ford, 1/9). Homeland Preparedness News: Zika false-negatives crush hopes through long-term neurodevelopmental effects (Galford, 18). Scientific American: Virus Spread by Shrews Linked to Human Deaths from Mysterious…

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CIDRAP News: New study shows Zika’s long arm in children (Soucheray, 1/6). MedPage Today: Zika-Exposed ‘Normal’ Infants May Do Worse as Time Goes On (Walker, 1/6). Devex: Former PATH CEO cautions against creating new global health silos (Kumar, 1/8). New Humanitarian: Reporter’s Diary: Hazardous handshakes and other indignities in the…

Study Of NIH-Developed Zika Vaccine Shows Improved Fetal Outcomes In Animal Model

NIH: NIH-developed Zika vaccine improves fetal outcomes in animal model “An experimental Zika vaccine lowered levels of virus in pregnant monkeys and improved fetal outcomes in a rhesus macaque model of congenital Zika virus infection, according to a new study in Science Translational Medicine. … NIAID scientists developed the experimental…

KFF Releases Brief Examining U.S. Government’s Global Health Security Efforts

KFF: The U.S. Government and Global Health Security This brief examines the U.S. government’s work in global health security, including efforts to help countries prepare for and address pandemic and epidemic diseases such Ebola, Zika, and influenza. The brief provides history and background, reviews the U.S. agencies carrying out these…