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White House to request $1.8 billion from Congress to battle Zika virus

February 8, 2016

The White House announced in a statement today that it will request $1.8 billion from Congress for domestic and international emergency funding to combat Zika virus.  

The administration’s proposed funds will build upon and support ongoing preparedness efforts such as the implementation of mosquito control programs; vaccine research and diagnostic development; educating health care providers, pregnant women and their partners; improving health services for low-income pregnant women; and enhancing surveillance.  

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CDC updates guidelines to prevent sexual transmission of Zika

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White House to request $1.8 billion from Congress to battle Zika virus

February 8, 2016
The White House announced in a statement today that it will request $1.8 billion from Congress for domestic and international emergency funding to…
In the Journals

High air pollution exposure during pregnancy associated with preterm birth

February 8, 2016
Exposure to high levels of particulate air pollution during pregnancy is associated with a 19% increased risk for preterm birth, with the greatest…
In the Journals

Maternal obesity, diabetes associated with higher risk for autism

February 8, 2016
Maternal prepregnancy obesity and maternal diabetes, in combination, were associated with an increased risk for autism spectrum disorder and…
In the Journals

CDC updates guidelines to prevent sexual transmission of Zika

February 5, 2016
Men who have traveled to an area with ongoing Zika virus transmission should consider abstaining from having sex with their pregnant partners or…
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ACG releases guidelines for managing liver disease during pregnancy

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