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Haiti Sees Increase In Guillain-Barré Cases, Possibly Linked With Zika; Private Funding Helping Puerto Rico Address Virus

Associated Press: Concern in Haiti over emerging condition linked to Zika “…Even after the worst cholera epidemic in recent history, Haiti’s severely under-resourced health sector still does not have routine data collection systems that would allow experts to track and document disease outbreaks across one of the world’s poorest countries.…

WHO Zika Response Program 13% Funded, ‘Severely’ Affecting Efforts, Spokesperson Says

Agence France-Presse: WHO says Zika response plan only 13 percent funded “The World Health Organization’s Zika response program is only 13 percent funded, ‘severely’ compromising efforts to combat the virus that is increasingly becoming a global threat, the U.N. agency said Monday. But the significant funding gaps in the $17.7…

Analysis Of French Polynesia Zika Outbreak Shows 1 In 100 Risk Of Microcephaly

News outlets report on a study published Tuesday in The Lancet showing the risk of microcephaly among infants born during a Zika outbreak in French Polynesia. New York Times: Study of Zika Outbreak Estimates 1 in 100 Risk of Microcephaly “During a recent outbreak of the Zika virus in French…

U.S. Congress Should Fund Research Efforts To Manage Zika, Other Insect-Borne Diseases

Los Angeles Times: The Zika virus doesn’t respect borders. It’s time for immediate U.S. action May Berenbaum, president of the Entomological Society of America “…It should be obvious to lawmakers that it’s better — and cheaper — to manage Zika before the disease reaches crisis proportions in the U.S. ……

CDC Releases New Interim Guidelines On Zika Prevention

News outlets report on new CDC interim guidelines on Zika prevention. CQ HealthBeat: CDC Issues New Zika Recommendations “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has for the first time issued recommendations to minimize the risk of Zika virus in men and women who are not pregnant, going beyond previous…

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