U.S. President Obama Calls For R&D Of Tests, Vaccines, Treatments For Zika Virus

The Hill: Obama briefed on rapidly spreading Zika disease
“President Obama on Tuesday directed his top health officials to step up public outreach on the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne infection that is now expected to spread across the U.S. Obama received a briefing in the White House from health and national security officials including Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas Frieden…” (Ferris, 1/26).

Reuters: Obama: diagnostic tests, vaccines and treatments needed for Zika virus
“U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for the rapid development of tests, vaccines, and treatments to fight the Zika virus, following a briefing on the spread of the mosquito-transmitted disease, the White House said…” (Rampton, 1/26).

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