Tuesday, January 19, 2016
How Can We Slow The Epidemic Of Zika Infections?
Zika infections are exploding in the Americas and require new tools to slow the epidemic. Given that Zika seems the likely cause of a serious birth defect, microcephaly, the CDC has just cautioned pregnant women to avoid travel to affected areas. The travel warnings are likely to decimate tourism, particularly to hardest hit Brazil, already burdened with dengue and Chikungunya outbreaks. How can we best respond to these threats?