Public health isn’t alone in the fight against Zika.
Congress is back in Washington today, and it returns to an urgent need to act on the Zika virus infection. More urgent than ever, in fact.
CDC Director Tom Frieden and his agency are faced with what he calls an “unprecedented” and “urgent” health threat. Zika is the first mosquito-transmissible virus that has been shown to cause birth defects, and the first mosquito-borne sexually transmitted disease or infection.
Today marks the beginning of Congress' seven-week recess without any dedicated funding to protect Americans from the Zika virus infection.
APHA is strongly urging Congress to fund an appropriate Zika response this week before legislators leave for a seven-week recess.
APHA has led the battle to combat two significant public health challenges of today: the Zika virus and gun violence. On Tuesday, APHA added Twitter chats to its list of advocacy efforts.
APHA issued a strong rebuke to Congress yesterday for failing to pass legislation that properly addresses the Zika outbreak — without cutting funding for other important public health priorities.
Global infectious disease expert David Heymann, MD, calls the Zika virus “among the most troubling developments of the early 21st century.” In a Q&A with Public Health Newswire, Heymann discusses a new Zika chapter for APHA's renowned disease manual and his outlook for the virus.
As the public health community continues to ramp up efforts to address the Zika virus, it has a new tool at its disposal.
A new conclusion linking the Zika virus to microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects gives added urgency to the need for emergency funding.
New research shows how community-based approaches to prevention and care were able to reduce Ebola transmission during the recent epidemic.