Health officials trying to raise money to respond to the Zika outbreak say that their appeals are largely falling flat — and that the effort is shaping up as one of the most challenging hat-passing exercises they have ever seen

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Federal health officials today said they believe thousands of people may have contracted the Zika virus before returning to the U.S. and they remain concerned that the virus might commence ongoing transmission in the US

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Biotech firm seeks government approval to market mosquitoes as a pesticide to prevent spread of Zika and dengue viruses

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A Cape Verde sample was positive for the type of Zika in Brazil, the WHO said

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Black rats may not have been to blame for numerous outbreaks of the bubonic plague across Europe, a study suggests. Scientists believe repeat epidemics of the Black Death, which arrived in Europe in the mid-14th Century, instead trace back to gerbils from Asia

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The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) is considering US engagement in the global response to the current Ebola epidemic by examining ethical issues that arise when conducting research during a public health emergency. Our Nancy Kass testified about efforts to accelerate development of drugs and vaccines

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A Few Flu Facts

December 18, 2012

The coming of the colder months heralds different things for different people. The onset of winter does mean one thing for everyone: flu season

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