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Jason Beaubien

Jason Beaubien appears in the following:

CDC Sees Major Challenges Ahead In The Fight Against Zika

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is involved on nearly every front, from diagnostics to the study of a possible link to microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome.

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WHO: Birth Defect Linked To Zika Virus Is 'Public Health Emergency'

Monday, February 01, 2016

The concern is not the virus itself but the cluster of brain-damaged babies born to pregnant women who had been infected with the mosquito-borne disease.

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Zika Virus Prompts Emergency Meeting Of The World Health Organization

Monday, February 01, 2016

WHO Director General Margaret Chan called the meeting for Monday in Geneva to decide whether the Zika virus outbreak rises to a public health emergency that would be of international concern.

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World Health Organization Calls Spread Of Zika Virus 'Alarming'

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The World Health Organization says the spread of the Zika virus through the Americas is "alarming" and will meet on Monday to decide whether to declare the outbreak an international health emergency. The virus may be linked to cases of birth malformations in Brazil.

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WHO Warns Of Zika Virus's 'Alarming' And 'Explosive' Spread

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Facing criticism that the World Health Organization has been slow to respond to Zika, Dr. Margaret Chan delivers her first major address on the outbreak.

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Zika Virus Will Spread Through The Americas, WHO Says

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Zika virus, which has been blamed for birth defects, is spread by a type of mosquito that is found in every country in the Western Hemisphere, except Canada where the weather is too cold.

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The Zika Virus Takes A Frightening Turn — And Raises Many Questions

Friday, January 22, 2016

Concern continues to grow over the outbreak of Zika virus in Latin America. The virus has been linked to severe brain damage in babies.

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#NPRreads: Slow Down Over These Three Stories This Weekend

Friday, January 15, 2016

The unexpected origins of Pogs, the slow pace of bike-friendly cities and the grim aftermath of a boxing match: NPR staff recommend three pieces that stopped them in their tracks.

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Zika Virus Makes CDC Consider A Travel Warning For Pregnant Women

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control is concerned about an increase in a rare birth defect in Brazil that could be linked to the virus. But Zika is not just in Brazil; see a map of where it is spreading.

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The Farmer And Fisherman Who Lost His Sight To River Blindness

Thursday, January 14, 2016

He lost his sight in his youth. So he never married. But he's lived an independent life for decades — despite the best efforts of goats to raid his crops.

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What A Difference A Drug Makes In The Fight Against River Blindness

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Two of the 2015 Nobel Prize winners for medicine discovered a drug that is driving down this parasitic disease in Ghana.

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Stinging Report On Pandemics Makes Louis Pasteur Look Like A Prophet

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The French disease fighter had a healthy fear of microbes. So does a new report, which worries that humankind might not be ready to fight off the next pandemic.

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Armored Vehicles, Ambulances On The Scene In Colorado Springs

Friday, November 27, 2015

An active shooting situation is unfolding at a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo. Multiple police officers and civilians have been injured.

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Puzzling Ebola Death Shows How Little We Know About The Virus

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Researchers need to figure out how Ebola can — and can't — be spread by survivors. And health workers need to don protective equipment once again.

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Ebola Returns To Liberia, But It's Not Clear How The 10-Year-Old Got It

Friday, November 20, 2015

A young boy has been confirmed as an Ebola case. The World Health Organization is trying to figure out the chain of transmission.

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E. Coli Bacteria Can Transfer Antibiotic Resistance To Other Bacteria

Friday, November 20, 2015

Reports from China show that E. coli bacteria are increasingly resistant to the antibiotic of last resort — and can pass that resistance on to other strains of bacteria.

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Barring Syrian Refugees From The West Would Be Bad For The Middle East

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Millions of Syrians are crowding into Jordan and Lebanon as well as Turkey. Aid efforts there are already at the breaking point.

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So You Like Bananas? Me Too! Our Speed Date With Global Activists

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

It was a chance to meet — briefly — the new Aspen fellows, who are out to fix the world. We tried a light question to break the ice.

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The Oral Polio Vaccine Can Go 'Feral,' But WHO Vows to Tame It

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The World Health Organization will start phasing out the oral vaccine next spring.

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Why Lea Of Lebanon Wants To Leave Home: #15Girls

Sunday, November 01, 2015

She's a typical teen — blue nails, loves Coldplay. But she believes she won't be able to build a life in her homeland.

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