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Japan To Provide $1M To WHO, Other Organizations To Address Zika In Latin America

Xinhua News: Japan pledges 1 mln USD in aid to tackle Zika virus in Latin America “The Japanese government on Friday pledged 1 million U.S. dollars in emergency aid to help Latin American countries tackle the Zika virus after a case was confirmed near Tokyo a day earlier. The financial…

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…

President Obama Optimistic About Zika Vaccine Research At White House Precision Medicine Initiative Summit; HHS Secretary Discusses Funding On Capitol Hill

CQ HealthBeat: More Burwell Budget Testimony; White House Summit Promotes Precision Medicine “…Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell return[ed] to Capitol Hill [Thursday] to defend her department’s fiscal 2017 budget proposal. The House Appropriations panel responsible for the annual Labor-HHS spending bill will also likely hear an appeal…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Issues Surrounding Zika Outbreak

Quartz: What Africa’s fight against HIV can teach Latin America about Zika Celine Gounder, internist, infectious diseases and public health specialist, and medical journalist “…[Intrauterine devices (IUDs)] and hormonal implants are the most reliable form of reversible contraception, with failure rates of less than one percent. They’re also long-lasting ……