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A Cost-Effectiveness Tool for Informing Policies on Zika Virus Control

OPEN PLoS neglected tropical diseases | 21 May 2016

JA Alfaro-Murillo, AS Parpia, MC Fitzpatrick, JA Tamagnan, J Medlock, ML Ndeffo-Mbah, D Fish, ML Ávila-Agüero, R Marín, AI Ko and AP Galvani
Abstract
As Zika virus continues to spread, decisions regarding resource allocations to control the outbreak underscore the need for a tool to weigh policies according to their cost and the health burden they could avert. For example, to combat the current Zika outbreak the US President requested the allocation of $1.8 billion from Congress in February 2016.
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Ronald Reagan, United States Constitution, George H. W. Bush, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Bill Clinton, United States Congress, President of the United States, Resource allocation
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