Daily Archives: March 8, 2016

WHO Zika committee: Strong but not conclusive links to GBS, microcephaly, other neurological damage, wider spread, “alarming,” prompted update to recommendations

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Of $56 million needed for international response, $3 million has come in, WHO says The second meeting of the World Health Organization Emergency Committee examining the international health emergency posed by the Zika virus and clusters of microcephaly cases and other neurological disorders in recently affected areas weighed new reports today and found increasing evidence […]

PEPFAR Report to Congress reviews advances, accomplishments, opportunities, cites challenge of growing populations among most at risk

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While incidence rates drop, actual numbers of new infections could rise steeply In 2015, the more than 68 million people tested for HIV with support from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief included 14.7 million pregnant women, the program’s latest report to Congress, released Monday, notes. Among the results of that testing were […]