4 Reasons For Continued Attention On Zika

The Conversation: Four reasons why we shouldn’t forget about Zika
Raquel Medialdea-Carrera, PhD student in infections and global health at the University of Liverpool

“…In recent months, there has been a decline in news coverage, but here are four reasons why we shouldn’t forget about Zika. 1. The epidemic is not over … 2. Zika doesn’t just cause microcephaly … 3. Adults can experience more than just mild fever … 4. The social impact of Zika has been devastating … Since the Rio Olympic Games in August last year, media coverage of Zika has slowed to a trickle. However, scientists, doctors, politicians, and the public must not forget about the threat of this dangerous virus and about the millions of people affected. The Zika crisis is far from over and we ought to keep fighting for its eradication” (4/13).