The Zika Virus: What We Know So Far
February 9, 2016
The Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease that may be linked to brain damage in infants, is emerging as a public health priority. In this Call with the Experts, Melinda Moore, a public health physician and senior natural scientist at RAND, answers questions about Zika and what can be done to prevent its spread. Media relations director Jeffrey Hiday moderated the call.
For now, public health officials and their partners must do all they can to control Zika virus, using the tools at hand. That may include instituting a public health campaign to reduce mosquito-breeding sites and promoting prudent protection against mosquito bites.