Science and Technology : Zika: G7 told to act on Antibiotics as dreaded (superbug) hits U.S.

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    In the Spirit of Superbug and Zika,



    G7 told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits U.S.


    ISE-SHIMA, Japan/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain told the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to fight killer superbugs as the United States reported the first case in the country of a patient with bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic ...


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/britains...p-reduce-antibiotics-064331867--business.html

    G7 told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits U.S.

    By Kylie MacLellan and Ben Hirschler ISE-SHIMA, Japan/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain told the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to fight killer superbugs as the United States reported the first case in the country of a patient with bacteria...
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    Colonies of E. coli bacteria grown on a Hektoen enteric (HE) agar plate are seen in a microscopic image courtesy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). U.S. health officials on May 26, 2016 . CDC/Handout via REUTERS


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    Congressional Republicans are playing games with a public-health emergency


    ... The Republican congressional leaders, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.), have vowed to end gridlock on Capitol Hill. But in response to Zika, they have inexcusably dithered. President Obama asked for nearly $1.9 billion in emergency funding in February. When Congress failed to act quickly, the administration redirected existing funds in order to scale up an initial response ...


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...1ba52c91_story.html?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_opinions

    Congressional Republicans are playing games with a public-health emergency

    They need to act fast on legislation to combat the Zika virus.
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    An Aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. (Felipe Dana/Associated Press)


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    This is how the U.S. must lead the fight against Zika



    Michael Gerson and Raj Shah are senior fellows with Results for America. Gerson, a Post columnist, served as assistant to President George W. Bush for policy and planning and is a senior adviser at the anti-poverty group One. Shah served as administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development under President Obama ...


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    This is how the U.S. must lead the fight against Zika

    Only America has the capabilities — financial and scientific — to curb the pending disaster, but we are wasting valuable time.
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    A scientist at the University of Wisconsin at Madison works with a strain of Aedes aegypti mosquito. (Jeff Miller/Associated Press)


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    First U.S.-based Zika infections confirmed in Florida


    “Only time will tell” if the contamination zone in Northern Miami, which now has more than a dozen confirmed cases of the Zika virus, will spread, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    The CDC issued a warning to pregnant women to avoid unnecessary travel to the area of Miami ...


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    First U.S.-based Zika infections confirmed in Florida

    An outbreak of the Zika virus has been confirmed in Florida, marking the first time the virus has been found to be transmitted via infected mosquitoes within the continental U.S. The outbreak has infected at least four people, three men and one...
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