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August 9, 2016 3:00 PM Health chief warns Congress: Zika funds quickly running out

In a letter to congressional Republicans sent Monday, Burwell points to a range of responses that will be impaired if Congress does not provide new funding. The letter comes as Democrats and Republicans point fingers at each other over who is to blame for the lack of Zika funding. Additional funding is also needed to continue tracking infants as part of a study 45

August 4, 2016 6:23 PM Zika mosquito spraying working in Florida, officials say

Federal and state officials said Thursday that aerial spraying “killed a lot of mosquitoes” that might be carrying the Zika virus across Miami, as President Obama and his Democratic allies prodded Republicans to return from a summer recess and cut a deal over federal funding to combat the disease. Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, said the number 54

July 29, 2016 10:31 PM Exclusive: In Florida Zika probe, federal scientists kept at arm's length

CHICAGO The state of Florida, the first to report the arrival of Zika in the continental United States, has yet to invite a dedicated team of the federal government's disease hunters to assist with the investigation on the ground, health officials told Reuters. Coordination with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since the state reported 67

July 28, 2016 10:14 PM FDA tells Fla. counties to stop collecting blood, citing Zika

The Food and Drug Administration told two of Florida’s most-populous counties to stop collecting blood until they are able to screen each donated unit for Zika, citing fears that mosquitoes are finally spreading the virus on the U.S. mainland. The advice to Miami-Dade and Broward counties is in direct response to four mysterious cases that don’t appear 46

July 25, 2016 7:32 AM US, China hold NSA-level talks after South China Sea verdict

US National Security Advisor Susan Rice began her visit here by holding talks with her counterpart Yang Jiechi after China's outright rejection of the tribunal, questioning its legality. Welcoming Rice, Yang said ahead of their talks that the US and China have been cooperating more closely on global issues such as nuclear nonproliferation and the Ebola 50

July 25, 2016 4:52 AM Obama aide visits China after South China Sea ruling

BEIJING — U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice was in Beijing on Monday for talks with Chinese officials in the highest-level visit by a White House official since an international tribunal issued a ruling that invalidated China’s expansive claims in the South China Sea. The tribunal’s July 12 ruling delivered a victory to the Philippines, a U.S. ally, but angered 42

July 18, 2016 4:38 PM Zika Data From the Lab, and Right to the Web

Short Answers to Hard Questions About Zika Virus “We question whether this work needed to be done in the first place,” said Kathy Guillermo, a senior vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which rejects medical research on animals. Early this month, 827577 was anesthetized and her baby delivered by cesarean section. The newborn 159

July 11, 2016 5:05 PM A 'slow catastrophe' unfolds as the golden age of antibiotics comes to an end

In early April, experts at a military lab outside Washington intensified their search for evidence that a dangerous new biological threat had penetrated the nation’s borders. On May 18, a team working at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research here had its first look at a sample of the bacterium Escherichia coli, taken from a 49-year-old woman in Pennsylvania 55

June 28, 2016 4:21 PM Zika funding stalls in the Senate amid partisan rift

Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a $1.1 billion Zika-virus funding package drafted by congressional Republicans, citing politically motivated language aimed at Planned Parenthood and environmental regulations. The partisan clash casts serious doubt on whether Congress will be able to heed increasingly dire warnings from public health officials and provide 38

June 28, 2016 11:51 AM WHO appoints ex-UNICEF health expert to head new emergency unit

LONDON The World Health Organization (WHO) has named a public health expert with experience of Middle East trouble spots to head a health emergencies unit set up after the UN agency was severely criticized for its response to West Africa's Ebola outbreak. Peter Salama, an Australian epidemiologist who is currently UNICEF regional director for the Middle 53