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DoD News: Army Tests Zika Virus Vaccine on Humans

The U.S. Army has conducted clinical trials of an inactivated Zika virus vaccine on 75 human adults at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, DoD News reported Tuesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes WRAIR will test the ZPIV vaccine’s safety and capacity to trigger an immune response in the body as part of …

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Congress Approves 10-Week Govt Funding Extension

The House voted 342-85 Wednesday evening to pass a stopgap spending bill that would fund the operations of the federal government through Dec. 9 and prevent a government shutdown on Oct. 1, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday. Sarah Ferris and Cristina Marcos write the Senate initially rejected the proposed legislation Tuesday but approved it Wednesday …

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Military News: 41 Service Members Test Positive for Zika Virus

Defense Department records have shown 41 service members, including a pregnant woman, have been diagnosed with the Zika virus since DoD began to monitor infections this year, Military News reported Wednesday. Patricia Kime writes U.S. Air Force Maj. Benjamin Sakrisson confirmed that affected troops contracted the virus outside the continental U.S. and that …

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Army Conducts Mosquito Surveillance to Monitor for Zika Virus

The U.S. Army has begun to monitor mosquitoes at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland to check for mosquito-borne diseases such as the Zika virus. The service branch said Monday APG houses seven test sites for health officials to collect mosquitoes once a week, classify females based on species and ship the insects to Public Health Command-Atlantic at Fort …

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DLA Supports Pentagon’s Zika Virus Monitoring Campaign

The Defense Logistics Agency collaborates with the U.S. Army to collect mosquito samples on a DLA base located in Columbus, Ohio as part of Zika virus testing efforts. DLA said Tuesday the Department of Defense ordered its components to monitor, test and control mosquitoes at military installations. “I’ll be placing traps around the installation …

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