Who Would Bet on a Future Olympics?

February 15, 2021

We didn’t suspect it at the time, but the 2016 Rio Olympics may have been the last ever summer games. There were clues. Until 2015, most of us hadn’t even heard of the Zika virus. First identified in 1947, it is transmitted by mosquitoes, typically causing asymptomatic or mild infection but...

The Gender Gap in Global Health

May 09, 2018

Cuts to the CDC will disproportionately harm women's health worldwide.  With the proposed cuts to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) global epidemic disease activities, marginalized populations around the world will become more vulnerable to infectious disease...

Is Zika Related to Climate Change?

February 09, 2016

With Zika declared as a global health crisis, it is time to understand the potential formation of future epidemics under climate change. Zika has been declared a global public health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO). The global community seems to be caught off-guard. Are we...

Zika Spreads Through the Americas

February 04, 2016

Brazil declares a state of emergency to stem the spread of the Zika virus. Since October 2015, nearly 4,000 babies in Brazil have been born with microcephaly, an incurable disease that causes brain damage and is suspected—but not proved—to be linked to the Zika virus. The disease is named...