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How to tackle the Zika virus

Health officials, drug companies, governments and the public are scrambling to understand and combat the Zika virus. The virus was first identified almost 70 years ago, but little is known about it. And now, officials suspect ...

Feb 24, 2016
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Confronting Zika

After its emergency meeting on Zika virus two weeks ago, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan wrote in an official statement, "the Committee advised that the recent cluster of microcephaly cases ...

Feb 24, 2016
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Zika emergency puts open data policies to the test

The Zika outbreak comes at a time of ongoing advances in data sharing policy, including a new call by the Wellcome Trust for journals and research funders to support open sharing of Zika research. PLOS Medicine Chief Editor ...

Feb 11, 2016
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No Hib booster needed by vaccinated infants in Kenya

A 15-year study carried out in Kilifi, Kenya and funded by the Wellcome Trust and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance has shown that there is no need to give a Hib booster to toddlers to extend immunity into later childhood. The study ...

Feb 04, 2016
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