California Aedes mosquitoes capable of spreading Zika
(PLOS) Over the last five years, Zika virus has emerged as a significant global human health threat following outbreaks in South and Central America. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have shown that invasive mosquitoes in California -- where cases of Zika in travelers have been a regular occurrence in recent years -- are capable of transmitting Zika. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rhesus macaque model offers route to study Zika brain pathology
(University of California - Davis) Rhesus macaque monkeys infected in utero with Zika virus develop similar brain pathology to human infants, according to a report by researchers at the California National Primate Research Center and School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis. The findings may open up new ways to study the infection in an animal model. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Compound made inside human body stops viruses from replicating
(Penn State) A team of researchers has identified the mode of action of viperin, a naturally occurring enzyme in humans and other mammals that is known to have antiviral effects on viruses such as West Nile, hepatitis C, rabies, and HIV. This discovery could allow researchers to develop a drug that could act as a broad-spectrum therapy for a range of viruses, including Zika. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Top Birth Defects Researchers Converge in Clearwater to Discuss Zika,...
Teratology Society’s Annual Meeting June 23 – 27 Attracts FL Surgeon General as Keynote Speaker(PRWeb June 19, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15570519.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PARP12 suppresses Zika virus infection through PARP-dependent degradation of NS1 and NS3 viral proteins
Zika virus infection stimulates a type I interferon (IFN) response in host cells, which suppresses viral replication. Type I IFNs exert antiviral effects by inducing the expression of hundreds of IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs). To screen for antiviral ISGs that restricted Zika virus replication, we individually knocked out 21 ISGs in A549 lung cancer cells and identified PARP12 as a strong inhibitor of Zika virus replication. Our findings suggest that PARP12 mediated the ADP-ribosylation of NS1 and NS3, nonstructural viral proteins that are involved in viral replication and modulating host defense responses. This modification...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - June 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Li, L., Zhao, H., Liu, P., Li, C., Quanquin, N., Ji, X., Sun, N., Du, P., Qin, C.-F., Lu, N., Cheng, G. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

3 Big Ideas Emerge from the 2018 World Health Assembly
June 18, 2018Is the World Health Organization reembracing its original principles?As the World Health Assembly (WHA) ended last month, I was left wondering: is this a new and improved World Health Organization (WHO), or is it simply becoming what its founders intended all along?Here are a few things that made this annual meeting of the WHO different from past years, and offer us some insight about how the organization might be evolving.A physical focus on noncommunicable diseasesThe day before WHA officially began, hundreds of participants and curious locals followed the WHO ’s new Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Princeton scientists uncover a factor important for ZIKA Virus host species restriction
(Princeton University) In 2013 and 2015, devastating outbreaks of ZIKA captured world attention. The virus is often transmitted from wild animals -- probably non-human primates -- via mosquitos to humans. This is the first comprehensive study to investigate which mammal species may host the ZIKA virus (ZIKV). 'We systematically tested the ability of ZIKV to infect cells from humans, great apes, New World and Old World monkeys, and mice,' explained Princeton Professor Alexander Ploss. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Communicating Changing Guidance Webinar: Lessons from Zika and Beyond
June 25, 2018 12:00-1:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UM study confirms that bromeliads contribute to mosquito breeding in Miami
(University of Miami Miller School of Medicine) With vector-borne diseases posing an increasing public health threat to communities in South Florida and elsewhere, a new study led by public health researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has revealed that ornamental bromeliad plants contribute to breeding of the Aedes aegypti mosquito--a key culprit for the Zika outbreak that hit Miami-Dade County and other areas of Florida and the Americas in 2016. Aedes aegypti was the most dominant species of mosquito in the study's test sites. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Floridians took Zika threat more seriously than rest of US -- but still most did nothing
(Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania) Threatened by the mosquito-borne Zika virus in 2016, Florida residents felt more susceptible than others in the United States to getting the virus, were more knowledgeable about it, and were more likely to support taking community action against it. Floridians were nearly twice as likely as non-Floridians to say they took steps to protect themselves from Zika. Even so, fewer than half of Floridians said they actually did take preventive measures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Protecting unborn babies from Zika
A loan supported by the InnovFin-EU finance for innovators initiative under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and extended by the European Investment Bank is helping France-based biotech company Valneva develop a Zika vaccine that is safe during pregnancy. This could protect unborn babies from birth defects linked to the mosquito-borne virus. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - June 13, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Platform uses artificial intelligence to diagnose Zika and other pathogens
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Method created in Brazil combines mass spectrometry analysis of blood serum with an algorithm that recognizes patterns associated with diseases from various origins. Adoption of machine learning technique allows the program to adapt itself to possible viral mutations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Community Health Workers Could Save 30 Million Lives By 2030
When Dr. Raj Panjabi talks about starting his nonprofit, Last Mile Health, he describes being motivated by both love and outrage. At nine years old, Panjabi had to flee his home in Liberia to escape civil war; he and his family relocated to the U.S. When Panjabi returned to his home country as a medical student, he discovered there were only 51 doctors left to serve the country’s four million people. As a result, many residents were dying from treatable conditions, especially in rural areas, simply because they lived too far away from doctors and hospitals. “We’ve kind of written these communities off as ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized community health workers Dr. Raj Panjabi ebola Health Care Last Mile Health medicine TIME 100 TIME 100 x WeWork Speaker Series Zika Source Type: news

Development of vaccines from AIDS to Zika, using a novel 'plug and play' viral platform
(American Society for Microbiology) Researchers from GeoVax have developed a flexible 'Plug and Play' technology platform that delivers single-dose vaccines that fully protect against emerging infectious diseases such as Zika, Lassa fever, and Ebola. The research will be presented at ASM Microbe, the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, held from June 7-11 in Atlanta, Ga. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zika leaves a lasting impact on the brain
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - June 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Maroso, M. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Disaster Healthcare Resources Available in Spanish
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 05/18/2018 This Web page from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) provides links to disaster healthcare resources available in Spanish. Categories are Chronic Illness Resources, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Rule Resources, Disaster Behavioral/Mental Health Resources, General Emergency Preparedness Resources, Pediatric-Specific Resources, and Zika-Specific Resources. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zika's negative effects, as seen in human newborns, persist in adults, mouse study shows
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Scientists have discovered that Zika virus infection in infant mice results in seizures and long-term deficits in brain structure and behavior that persist into adulthood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What does the future hold for the children of the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil?
(Publicase Comunica ç ã o Cient í fica) A new study published in Science Translational Medicine uses a mouse model to investigate the potential long-term effects of early-life infection by Zika virus, and indicates that blocking TNF- may be an effective strategy to stop seizures in newborns exposed to Zika congenitally. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

9 Kinds of Bug Bites You Might Get This Summer — and What to Do About Them
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Gardner / Health Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

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Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 1, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Fever, Rash, Erythema Seen in Most Puerto Rican Kids With Zika
FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 -- Most children with Zika virus (ZIKV) infection have fever, rash, and facial or neck erythema, according to a study published online May 29 in JAMA Pediatrics. Jennifer S. Read, M.D., from the University of Vermont Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ebola Slows; No HPV Vax/Autoimmune Link; Zika Came Early?
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zika Virus Usually Causes Mild Illness in Children Zika Virus Usually Causes Mild Illness in Children
Zika virus infection is generally mild in infants, children and adolescents, according to a study of 351 patients in Puerto Rico.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Ohio police offer to test residents' meth for Zika
In a recent Facebook post, the Gratis, Ohio, Police Department issues a warning and makes an offer: (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postnatal Zika in Kids Marked by Mild Symptoms (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But more research needed on full neurological impact of infection in youngest children (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Fewer babies were born in Brazil amid Zika outbreak, study says
An increase in birth defects associated with a 2015-2016 epidemic of Zika virus in Brazil caused widespread concern, fear and in some cases hysteria throughout the Americas. Now, research suggests that broadcasts of the epidemic coupled with dire health warnings inspired a very real response from the population. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gut Bacteria and Epilepsy; Zika Neurologic Risk; Diagnosing Brain Death
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Money and Microbes: Strengthening Clinical Research Capacity to Prevent Epidemics
World Bank. 05/18/2018 This 75-page report from the International Vaccines Task Force (IVTF) proposes ways in which national governments and development partners can finance investments in clinical research capacity, and strengthen low- and middle-income countries'capacity to conduct and participate in a late-stage vaccine trial during an outbreak. It discusses how in the last five years, the world has been tested with serious challenges from two viral diseases: the Ebola outbreak between 2014 and 2016 in West Africa, and the Zika Virus outbreak that began in early 2016. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disa...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Some veterans at higher risk of Zika complications
(PLOS) Zika virus (ZIKV) has affected roughly half a million people in the Western hemisphere in recent years, including US veterans. Older veterans and those with comorbidities are at an increased risk of hospitalizations and neurological complications after a ZIKV infection, researchers now report in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Reconstructing Zika's spread
(Cell Press) The urgent threat from Zika virus, which dominated headlines in early 2016, has passed. But research into how Zika and other mosquito-borne infections spread and cause epidemics is still very active. In a paper published May 24 in the journal Cell Host& Microbe, an international team of researchers reports new details of how Zika emerged from Brazil and spread throughout Mexico and Central America, with evidence that some locations had more than one outbreak. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A faster way to detect Zika in mosquitoes
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Benson, P. J. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Acute Morbidity of Guillain-Barre Worse With Zika Infection Acute Morbidity of Guillain-Barre Worse With Zika Infection
Patients with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) who have evidence of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection have higher acute morbidity than those with GBS but no signs of ZIKV, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

UQ Zika detection breakthough a potential lifesaver
(University of Queensland) A cheap and effective tool that could save lives by helping health authorities target mosquitos infected with Zika virus has been developed by researchers from the University of Queensland and colleagues in Brazil. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zika Worsens Short-Term Guillain-Barre Course
(MedPage Today) -- But no increased risk of disability at 6 months (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Molecular Zika Virus (ZIKV) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Assays: Performance Characteristics
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 05/01/2018 This four-page table details the performance characteristics of 14 Zika emergency use authorization assays. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed the use of these medical products for this emergency based on scientific data. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Molecular Zika Virus (ZIKV) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Assays: Key Characteristics
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 05/01/2018 This four-page table details the key characteristics of 14 Zika emergency use authorization assays. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed the use of these medical products for this emergency based on scientific data. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

UNC researchers discover how body temperature wrecks potential dengue, Zika vaccine
(University of North Carolina Health Care) A major route toward creating effective vaccines against dengue virus and Zika involves the E protein that covers the surface of each viral particle. But creating such a vaccine has proven difficult for a number of reasons. Now UNC School of Medicine researchers have delineated the details of one major barrier to a promising vaccine. It's something we all have -- a natural body temperature of about 98.6 degrees. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

San Francisco Zika Collaboration Meeting: Ensuring Healthy Tribes Through State and Local Partnerships
June 6-7, 2018; San Francisco, CA. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

San Diego Zika Collaboration Meeting: Ensuring Healthy Tribes Through State and Local Partnerships
June 4-5, 2018; San Diego, CA. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. Government and Global Health Security
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 11/01/2017 This issue brief discusses how attention to global health security - efforts to help prepare for and address pandemic and epidemic diseases - has grown significantly over the past few decades, driven by the ongoing threat posed by emerging infectious diseases (EIDs), including HIV, SARS, H1N1, Ebola, and Zika. It details the U.S. Government's efforts in global health security, and the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), with agency activity descriptions. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Fundamentals of Evaluation for Public Health Programming
National Indian Health Board. 12/07/2017 This one-hour, 20-minute webinar moves through the different levels of process and outcome evaluation, clearly defining them and providing suggestions and tips on how to conduct evaluations easily and successfully. It uses widely accepted terminology and methodologies so that the basics are well understood and can be universally applied across different programs or disciplines. The scenario example is about group classes to teach youth under the age of 21 about the prevention of the Zika virus. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Tribal Zika Response and Planning: Pre-Application Webinar
National Indian Health Board. 07/11/2017 This 32-minute webinar discusses a 2017 call for applications for a Tribal Zika Response and Planning award. Designed to enhance the capacity of Tribes, this funding would provide awards with the opportunity to prepare for the possibility of Zika transmission in Tribal communities. Applicants would select up to two activities from the provided list to be funded, which includes capacity building on topics such as Zika preparedness planning, vector control, risk communication, partnership building, and stakeholder engagement. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Lab-confirmed prenatal exposure to Zika is linked to cardiac defects in infants
In this study, researchers performed echocardiograms in infants with laboratory confirmation of in utero exposure to Zika to investigate a potential link between prenatal Zika exposure and congenital heart defects.METHODThe researchers performed cardiac echocardiograms in infants born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from November 2015 to January 2017. All infants were infected with the Zika virus during their mothers ’ pregnancy, as confirmed by laboratory tests.IMPACTWomen infected by Zika during pregnancy were 10 times more likely than the general population to give birth to infants with major cardiac defects. The resea...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Crises, Calamities, and Chaos: How Public Health Can Improve Response to Emerging Threats Wherever They Arise
Boston University. 04/30/2018 This 46-minute presentation discusses how, from Ebola to Zika, from hurricanes to opioids, threats to health make headlines and challenge the public health response. Lessons learned from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's engagements around the world, and in everyone's backyard, suggest a role for everyone in mitigating risk and building resilience. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Cross-Jurisdictional Considerations for Addressing Zika and Other Public Health Threats
National Indian Health Board. 04/26/2018 This 57-minute webinar discusses how valuable and important Tribal-State-Local partnerships are, especially for emerging public health issues like Zika that can require emergency response, as well as interdepartmental and cross-jurisdictional cooperation. Zika concerns multiple stakeholders within Tribal systems - along with other public health allies from state and local health departments - including emergency management, environmental health, and public health, as well as arenas within healthcare systems such as maternal child health, behavioral health, community health, and prim...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Public Health Crisis Communication and a Spotlight on the Utah Department of Health's Tribal Model
National Indian Health Board. 01/09/2018 Using Zika as an example, this webinar, in two videos, describes how Zika virus funding allowed the Utah Department of Health to increase mosquito trapping, mosquito identification, and disease surveillance, and opened new opportunities for communication and collaboration between local and Tribal mosquito abatements. Speakers share examples of Tribal-specific communication materials created through the formal consultation and conferment process, and describe the health department's partnership with the Utah Indian Health Advisory Board (UIHAB) as a critical step in the formal proces...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Acute Public Health Events Assessed by WHO Regional Offices for Africa, the Americas and Europe Under the International Health Regulations (2005): 2016 Report
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa. 11/2017 This 29-page report summarizes public health events detected, verified, assessed, and reported in three World Health Organization (WHO) Regions - Africa, the Americas, and Europe - from 2001 to 2016, with a focus on 2016. From 2001 to 2016, 5,472 events were recorded in the WHO Event Management System (EMS), 373 of which were recorded in 2016. Most of these events were of infectious origin, including large yellow fever outbreaks; continuation of the Ebola and Zika virus disease outbreaks, including imported Zika congenital syndrome cases; sequelae of civil conf...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zika Supplemental Funding: Status of HHS (Health and Human Services) Agencies' Obligations, Disbursements, and the Activities Funded
U.S. Government Accountability Office. 05/2018 This 76-page report describes the status of funds obligated and disbursed from the Zika supplemental funding appropriated to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its agencies; and how selected awardees used their Zika supplemental funding, and their experiences with applying for and managing the funding. It found that agencies attacked the problem on a variety of fronts, including researching the virus, controlling mosquito populations, and raising public awareness about Zika and its prevention. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zika Supplemental Funding: Status of HHS Agencies' Obligations, Disbursements, and the Activities Funded
This report describes (1) the status of funds obligated and disbursed from the Zika supplemental funding appropriated to HHS and its agencies; and (2) how selected awardees used their Zika supplemental funding, and their experiences with applying for and managing the funding. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zika Champions in Indian Country: Spotlight on Three Zika Projects funded by the National Indian Health Board
May 18, 2018 1:00-2:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news