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Brazil Records More Cases Of Dengue, Microcephaly Believed To Be Linked To Zika

Wall Street Journal: Brazil Confirms More Microcephaly Births, Dengue Cases Rise “Disease spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito continues to spread in Brazil, as the country reported higher numbers of cases of dengue and a further rise in suspected cases of a birth defect believed to be linked to the…

Using Ebola Funds To Pay For Zika Response Would Damage Global Health Security

U.S. News & World Report: Don’t Use Ebola Funds to Fight Zika Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health, and Gabriella Meltzer, research associate for global health, both at the Council on Foreign Relations “…[U.S. President Barack] Obama, who requested $1.9 billion in anti-Zika emergency supplemental funds last week, has…

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).

Lack Of Record-Keeping, Poor Prenatal Care Complicate Research On Possible Associations Between Zika, Birth Defects

Washington Post: Zika epidemic uncovers Brazil’s hidden birth-defect problem “…Many doctors, though, say that the jump [in Brazil’s reports of microcephaly cases] is largely illusory — based on massive underreporting of microcephaly and other birth defects in Brazil. What’s more, this poor record-keeping reflects much larger public health problems here:…

Addressing Zika Virus Requires Using All Forms Of Innovative Technology

The Hill: Using all technologies in the fight against Zika Steve Parkinson, CEO of Lakewood-Amedex “…Congress should encourage the highly professional and hardworking scientists, technicians, and engineers at the FDA and the CDC to work with the ingenuity and innovation of private sector companies with alternative platforms to consider other…

March 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The March 2016 WHO Bulletin includes news, research, and policy articles on various topics, including adolescent sexual and reproductive health, Zika virus in Brazil, and global nutrition and health (March 2016).

Brazilian Town, Researchers Work To Prevent, Investigate Zika Virus

Huffington Post: How A Town In Brazil Reportedly Rid Itself Of The Zika Mosquito “…Compared to other similarly sized rural towns in Brazil, Água Branca should have a mosquito problem. But in 2013, when Zika virus wasn’t even an issue, the town launched a community initiative to address rising dengue…

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