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Blog Post Highlights Several Pieces Discussing History Of Zika Virus, Current Outbreak

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: A year — or two — of Zika in the Western Hemisphere… We’re reading about how pandemic preparedness begins
Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses several recently released pieces on Zika, including a piece from the WHO describing “how the Zika virus emerged from obscurity to become an unprecedented global health threat;” an epidemiological alert from PAHO; a PLOS article presenting evidence that the Zika outbreak first occurred in Haiti in 2014 before it reached Brazil; a piece by Ronald Klain in Democracy on pandemic preparedness; a CDC article on community participation to control Zika; and a Zika timeline from the WHO recounting the history of the virus (5/5).

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