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Ability To Adapt To Disease Threats Makes Human Race Resilient

The Atlantic: Why Hasn’t Disease Wiped out the Human Race? Amesh Adalja, infectious disease physician at the University of Pittsburgh “…Diseases’ failure to knock us out is a testament to just how resilient humans are. Part of our evolutionary heritage is our immune system … This system, when viewed at…

WHO/PAHO Release Updated Zika Strategic Response Plan, Call For $121.9M In Funding

Reuters: WHO says 122 million dollars needed for global response to Zika virus “Almost $122 million is needed to prevent and manage the medical complications of the Zika virus spreading throughout the Americas and causing birth defects in babies, the World Health Organization said on Friday…” (Kelland, 6/17). VOA News:…

Haiti So Far Avoids Serious Zika Predictions, But Experts Unsure Why

Washington Post: While Latin America struggles over Zika, Haiti faces epidemic with a shrug “…The poorest nation in the region appeared to be primed for a Zika explosion, with woeful sanitation, urban overcrowding, a threadbare health system, and plenty of mosquitoes. But nearly six months after the first Zika cases…

U.S. Military’s Walter Reed Research Institute Working To Develop Zika Vaccine

Wired: Inside the U.S. Army Lab Racing to Create a Zika Vaccine “…Today, the military maintains one of the biggest, smartest and most robust communicable disease-fighting labs in the country. Before Zika came along, there was Japanese encephalitis, dengue, chikungunya, and West Nile. Today [the Walter Reed Army Institute of…

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