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U.S. Health Officials Release Draft Zika Response

The Hill: White House rolls out Zika crisis plan
“The White House is amplifying its efforts to contain the chaos from a nearly inevitable outbreak of Zika virus in the U.S. in upcoming weeks. Senior health officials outlined the national Zika response plan for the first time Thursday during a video briefing with officials from nine states deemed most vulnerable to an outbreak…” (Ferris, 6/10).

New York Times: Officials Preparing for Zika Virus to Spread in the U.S.
“…The 60-page document, a blueprint for action when the first cases of locally transmitted Zika occur in the continental United States, could be released early [this] week, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. They emphasized that it was a working draft that could change based on advice from state officials…” (Tavernise, 6/10).

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