#8 Zika

September 30, 2016

This year was the first time that many people heard about the Zika virus. And it’s clear that it’s spreading. Since 2015 there have been Zika outbreaks reported in sixty countries. So, where did Zika come from? What happens when you get infected? How worried should you be? And why has Zika has become such a problem recently?

To find out, we speak to Assoc. Prof. Desiree LaBeaud, Dr. Cathy Spong, Dr. Andrew Haddow, and New York Times health reporter Donald McNeil, Jr.

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This episode has been produced by Diane Wu, Heather Rogers, Caitlin Kenney, and Shruti Ravindran. Our senior producer is Kaitlyn Sawrey.

Edited by Annie-Rose Strasser.

Sound design and music production by Matthew Boll, mixed by Martin Peralta. Music written by Martin Peralta and Bobby Lord.

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