WHO podcast episodes 2017
Zika virus has been reported in dozens of countries around the world from 2015 onwards. WHO’s experience over 2016 has shown that Zika virus and the associated neurological complications represent a long-term public health challenge.
In a series of 5 podcasts on Zika, we bring you stories of Evidence in action.
How can epidemiology help solve some of the mysteries around Zika virus transmission and the rare but serious neurological disorders associated with it, in particular Guillain-Barré syndrome and microcephaly?
Long-term management of congenital Zika virus syndrome
Dr Vanessa van der Linden was the first doctor to make the connection between Zika virus infection and babies born with microcephaly. The rare condition where a baby has a head size much smaller compared with other babies of the same age and sex is just the tip of an enormous iceberg.
Ethics of Zika virus
Evidence is not enough to shape health policy and practice. We also need to consider bioethics to take the right action for society.
Zika virus research
Qualitative research can put a human face on health emergencies and help us respond to them more effectively.
Infectious disease outbreaks are no longer just about bacteria and viruses, but also the social and economic world we create.