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Corporations Could Play Critical Role In Response To Zika, Other Infectious Diseases

Fortune: How Businesses Should Respond to the Zika Virus Charles Perrings, Carlos Castillo-Chavez, and Bertram Jacobs, all professors at Arizona State University “…Corporations operating in countries affected by infectious diseases have a narrow, short-term interest in the financial consequences if customers defer or cancel trade and travel plans. … They…

White House Criticizes Republicans For Lack Of Action On Zika Funding

Washington Times: Zika virus fight needs quick, generous spending, Obama administration says “The White House accused Republicans of being indifferent to pregnant women and their unborn babies by refusing to spend the nearly $2 billion President Obama wants freed up to fight the Zika virus, escalating the fracas in Washington…

WHO To Examine Risks Of Holding Olympic Games In Rio Amid Zika

BBC News: Olympic Games: World Health Organization to conduct Zika examination “The World Health Organization is to examine the risks of holding the Olympics in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro because of the Zika virus…” (6/3). The Hill: U.N. health agency to weigh Zika risk from Olympics “…WHO…

Researchers Face Challenges Modeling Zika Virus

Wall Street Journal: Zika Draws U.S. Researchers Into a Race for Understanding “…Understanding how fast and far a disease will spread helps policy makers and public-health workers respond efficiently to the threat of an epidemic. In the past, models have helped allocate resources such as mosquito nets, treatment, and vaccines…