The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded more than $16 million to 40 states and territories to establish, enhance, and maintain information-gathering systems to rapidly detect microcephaly–a...

On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) highlighted new legislation she plans to introduce – the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Act – within the Department of Health and Human...

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer detailed the latest Zika virus numbers, which show Long Island has the most confirmed cases in New York State, outside of New York City. Schumer said Congress is...

The World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization and partners have set out their strategic response to Zika which will place a greater focus on preventing and managing medical complications...

On my radio program, Outbreak News This Week, I generally try to keep it on track to be apolitical, making attempts to be a source of medical information and news and not the endless debate that is found...

A study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases presents a cost-effectiveness tool that can help guide decisions regarding resource allocation to fund interventions targeted at curtailing the ongoing...

The US House of Representatives passed a $622.1 million Zika funding bill, or about one third the amount the Obama administration asked for for the battle against Zika in the US last week. House Speaker...

Two newly released studies of county, city, and state health departments starkly illustrate the need for continued Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) funding to safeguard our nation’s health. ...

The administration’s request for $1.9 billion in emergency Zika funding remains stalled in the Senate. A week prior, Democratic Presidential frontrunner, Hillary Clinton went to Change.org to encourage...

Just days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced they’ve concluded that the mosquito borne virus, Zika, is the cause of microcephaly and other birth defects,  the head...