Category Archives: U.S. Policy and Funding

Zambia plague outbreak yields lessons learned — again

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When the first children with fevers and swollen neck glands arrived at public health clinics in the Nyimba District of Zambia in March 2015, health workers tested them for malaria. And when results showed the children had the mosquito-borne disease, they were given the standard treatment for that illness and sent home. As more patients […]

Fauci: A “global health reserve fund” needed, for Zika, and outbreaks to come

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//UPDATE — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, citing additional locally transmitted Zika infections, and failures in mosquito control efforts, issued a alert today advising pregnant women to avoid a 1-mile radius surrounding the Miami neighborhood where local transmission has taken place, in addition to other precautions.// The National Institutes of Health is set to start […]