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Expert Q&A: Zika virus and the Rio Olympics

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on August 5th, 2016.

With the Rio Olympics kicking off, the SMC gathered background information on the Zika virus to aid in any reporting during the Games. Here is a Q&A with local experts, please feel free to use any of these comments in your reporting. Professor Michael Baker, Professor of Public Health, University of Otago What are the […]

Evidence for Zika – microcephaly link – Expert Reaction

John Kerr posted in on February 18th, 2016.

A new research article has provider further evidence for the link between the Zika virus and cases of microcephaly. The case study, published today in Lancet Infectious Diseases, analysed amniotic fluid samples from two pregnant women from the state of Paraíba in Brazil whose fetuses had been diagnosed with microcephaly – underdevelopment of the brain […]

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