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Zika Expected To Spread Quickly In Puerto Rico, Threatening Mainland U.S.

Washington Post: Zika is expected to infect 1 in 5 Puerto Ricans, raising threat to rest of U.S. “…There are 117 confirmed cases of the virus in Puerto Rico, four times the number at the end of January. The island territory, which has a population of 3.5 million people, is…

Global Health NOW Interviews Former WHO Communications Director Christy Feig

Global Health NOW: Christy Feig Q&A: Exit Interview, Part I “…Timely and accurate communications are essential, says Christy Feig, who recently stepped down as WHO’s director of communications after six years. Feig, now a vice president with Global Health Strategies, shares her lessons learned and her reflections on Ebola and…

Puerto Rico Takes Steps To Prevent Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes

NPR: Puerto Rico Races To Stop Zika’s Mosquitoes Before Rains Begin “…As part of the public health emergency, Puerto Rico is asking all residents to check their homes and the homes of their neighbors for standing water and mosquitoes. A big problem in Puerto Rico is that most homes aren’t…

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…

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