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U.S. State Department Working With Other Countries To Address Zika Outbreak

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Global Health Crisis: The Nexus of Zika and Foreign Affairs
Judith G. Garber, acting assistant secretary for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES), discusses various aspects of the State Department’s response to the Zika outbreak in Latin America, writing, “The Zika virus — like the Ebola, SARS, H1N1, and other outbreaks before it — reminds us that the next pathogen to threaten global health can come from anywhere. As scary as they were, we contained and eventually defeated all those outbreaks. We can do it again with Zika by working with other countries to improve their surveillance systems, diagnostic capabilities, and response plans…” (3/15).

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