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Johns Hopkins Neurologist Speaks With Los Angeles Times About Zika Virus

Los Angeles Times: Could climate change be the culprit in spread of Zika virus? “…According to [Johns Hopkins University neurologist] Dr. Carlos Pardo Villamizar, warmer climates may have triggered the emergence and subsequent spread of the Zika virus by making more of the world habitable for the Aedes aegypti mosquito,…

White House, Democratic Senators Urge Emergency Zika Funding Approval; Other USG Agencies Take Steps To Assist In Virus Response

CQ News: Senate Democrats Launch a New Push for Emergency Zika Funding “Democratic senators along with independent Sen. Bernard Sanders urged appropriations leaders to fully fund President Barack Obama’s $1.9 billion request to combat the Zika virus, rejecting suggestions that funds dedicated to fighting Ebola could be repurposed, according to…

Zika Focuses Attention On Latin American Women’s Reproductive Rights

Humanosphere: Zika started a conversation about women’s health we should have already had Lisa Nikolau, a Seattle-based journalist and Humanosphere contributor, discusses how the suspected link between Zika virus and microcephaly has focused attention on women’s reproductive health and rights, including access to abortion, in Latin America. She includes comments…

WHO Says ‘Accumulating Evidence’ Zika Associated With Microcephaly, GBS; Virus’s Effect On Future Pregnancies Unknown

Reuters: WHO convenes experts amid ‘accumulating evidence’ of Zika link to disorders “There is ‘accumulating evidence’ of a link between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, microcephaly, and Guillain-Barré syndrome, the World Health Organization said on Friday. The WHO’s Emergency Committee will meet next week to review ‘evolving information’…

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