U.S. Health Officials Stress Need For Funding To Combat Zika; NIH Hoping For Early Safety Study Of Potential Vaccine By September

The Hill: Surgeon general: ‘We are going to run out of funds’ for Zika
“The nation’s top doctor is stepping up his warnings about the need for funds to fight the Zika virus in the U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says federal health agencies are nearing the end of their reserves as they to try to halt the outbreak and will need new funds from Congress immediately to keep fighting the disease…” (Ferris, 6/3).

Yahoo! News: Billions needed to combat Zika virus, possible vaccine by September
“The National Institutes of Health is ‘very aggressively pursuing’ a potential vaccine to combat the Zika virus and hopes to have an early safety study of a vaccine by September 2016, said National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci, MD. … The NIH requires funding for basic and clinical research, such as understanding the virus’s implications for pregnancy and microcephaly in the fetus, Fauci said…” (Heller, 6/3).

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