Zika – news you can use

Finally a glimpse of hope in Zike related news! This BBC  article highlights the progress made towards a Zika vaccine and includes a 2018 release date. 

The question is why has this received so little coverage. I can see benefits on waiting to share this information until the vaccine is fully developed. It can be hard to properly disseminate highly technical information. You wouldn’t want people to think its not as serious as it is, or to give false hope.

If traveling, be sure to keep the bug spray handy this summer. Here is a great NPR article on the most effective insect repellants out there.



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