- Feb 1, 2016 11:00 pm
- 34:33 mins
Guest: Sallie Permar, MD, Pediatrician and Director of Neonatal Viral Pathogen Immunity at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute In a matter of just over a week, the Zika Virus has jumped to the front page of US newspapers and has been the subject of emergency meetings at the CDC and World Health Organization. Pregnant women are being advised not to travel to countries where Zika is spreading because of the virus’ possible link to birth defects. Zika is a mosquito-borne illness that has spread to at least 23 countries in the Caribbean and Central and South America. Officials in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador and Jamaica, are urging women not to get pregnant at all until the threat has passed.