2. Zika ‘Scarier that we initially thought’ according to the CDC

Is “scary” an official CDC classification or is this just the CDC keeping it real? The Zika virus, which has now been confirmed in 346 cases in the US, is the topic of discussion as the virus continues to spread and athletes from around the world prepare to visit Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics. News of the virus seemed to be waning, but the principal deputy director of the CDC, Dr. Anne Schuchat announced Monday, “Everything we look at with this virus seems to be a bit scarier than we initially thought.” With no vaccine likely to hit the market anytime soon, look for global health leaders to apply serious pressure and possibly encourage companies to join GSK, Sanofi, and Inovio Pharmaceutical in the race.

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