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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…

PAHO Begins Expert Meeting To Discuss Public Health Research Agenda For Zika

CIDRAP News: Meeting gets under way to set Zika research priorities “A two-day meeting of health researchers began [Tuesday] at Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) headquarters in Washington, D.C., with a goal of fleshing out a public health research agenda to address Zika virus issues…” (Schnirring, 3/1).

Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss U.S. Role In Zika Response

Chicago Sun-Times: Editorial: Fight Zika as hard as we fought Ebola Editorial Board “…[H]aving learned from [Ebola’s] unsettling experience, Congress should address Zika with the same urgency it showed for Ebola. … The U.S. leads the world in medical solutions, cures and disease eradications. Medical professionals, say top experts, need…

U.S. Lawmakers Should Prioritize Zika Response, Funding

The Hill: Clock is ticking on Zika funding Katy Caldwell, CEO of Legacy Community Health “…While public health officials and providers have a sense of urgency [around the Zika virus], the federal government is dragging its feet. The head of the House Appropriations Committee recently rejected the Obama administration’s $1.8…

Additional Neurological Disorder Might Be Linked With Zika, Researchers Report

The Guardian: Zika virus may cause broader range of brain disorders than previously believed “The Zika virus may cause a wider range of brain disorders than previously thought, according to a small study released on Sunday. Scientists already suspect the mosquito and sex-spread virus causes fetal brain disorder and temporary…

Mosquito-Borne Diseases Pose Threat To Quake-Hit Ecuador, CARE International Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Zika, dengue fever pose ‘immediate threat’ in quake-hit Ecuador — charity “Mosquito-borne diseases including the Zika virus and dengue fever pose an ‘immediate threat’ to survivors of the devastating earthquake that hit Ecuador four days ago, an international charity said on Thursday. Efforts to help more than…

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