NYT Examines Current Zika, Polio Outbreaks In Light Of New York’s 1916 Polio Epidemic

New York Times: In Reaction to Zika Outbreak, Echoes of Polio
“…Now that the Zika virus has landed in the continental United States, and now that polio has re-emerged in Africa after two years without a case, it may be instructive to look back at New York’s early [polio] epidemic. It featured many of the problems that have bedeviled our response to the Zika epidemic: false rumors, ethnic prejudice, and ineffective measures…” (McNeil, 8/29).

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