Zika Virus

Zika Virus

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 814 , Segment 1

Episode: Zika Virus, Easier Break-Ups, Dating the People You Want

  • Feb 29, 2016 5:00 pm
  • 44:41 mins

Dr. Chantel Sloan. A professor of Health science here at BYU. Chances are, if you have turned the news on recently you’ve seen extensive coverage on the Zika Virus. While this latest outbreak of infectious disease has many worried and scrambling to understand the dangers, the virus is not new to the scientific world. In fact, The Zika virus was first discovered in the 1940s. For years, Zika outbreaks were, and appeared to do little harm. However, within the last year that has all changed. First with the massive outbreak in Brazil, affecting more that 1 million people and now with its continued growth, the whole world is searching for answers about the latest threat in public health. Dr. Sloan discusses the Zika virus, what exactly it is, how it spreads, and the dangers it can bring.

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