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Subcommittee Examines the Zika Virus

On March 2, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing, “Examining the U.S. Public Health Response to the Zika Virus.” The hearing addressed the government’s efforts to contain the Zika virus and the need for sustainable programs that can prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure this public health threat.

The following witnesses testified:

  • Luciana Borio, assistant commissioner for counterterrorism policy, Food and Drug Administration;
  • Joseph M. Conlon, technical advisor, American Mosquito Control Association;
  • Anthony Fauci, director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health;
  • Thomas R. Frieden, director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;
  • Lawrence O. Gostin, faculty director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University Law Center;
  • Peter J. Hotez, dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital;
  • Nicole Lurie, assistant secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services;
  • Timothy M. Persons, chief scientist, Government Accountability Office; and
  • Jeanne S. Sheffield, director, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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