The New York Times — Trump administration set to roll back birth control mandate
The Trump administration is poised to roll back the federal requirement for employers to include birth control coverage in their health insurance plans, vastly expanding exemptions for those that cite moral or religious objections. Under the new regulations, hundreds of thousands of women could lose birth control benefits they now receive at no cost under the Affordable Care Act.

Medscape — FDA OKs first test to screen Zika virus in donated blood
A test for screening donated blood for the Zika virus that was pressed into service on an experimental basis during last year’s red-alert outbreak was approved today by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The cobas Zika test, made by Roche Molecular Systems, is a qualitative nucleic acid test that detects Zika virus RNA in plasma specimens taken from donated whole blood and blood components as well as living organ donors.

STAT — An outbreak waiting to happen: Hepatitis A marches through San Diego’s homeless community
The hepatitis A outbreak now roiling this well-heeled, coastal city may have had its roots in a baseball game — when the city cleaned up for the 2016 All-Star Game by pushing its homeless out of the touristy areas downtown and into increasingly congested encampments and narrow freeway onramps just east of downtown. Doctors and nurses here are grappling with a population that’s extremely challenging to work with, or even find. Because homeless people are transient and receive little regular health care, even severe illnesses can go unnoticed and untreated for long periods

CNN — Dozens dead as plague outbreak menaces Madagascar
An unusually widespread outbreak of the plague is menacing Madagascar. At least 24 people have died and more than 130 have been infected with plague across the country, according to the World Health Organization.