You’ve heard the warnings: Zika is coming. There are a slew of guidelines for pregnant women, but how should the rest of us prepare for the arrival of this virus? What can science tell us about the Aedes mosquito that spreads Zika? And what steps are being taken to halt mosquito-borne viruses? In this podcast, a panel of experts including W. Ian Lipkin, professor and Director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University; Catherine Spong, Acting Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health; and Jay K. Varma, Deputy Commissioner for Disease Control at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, discuss the latest plan of attack for dealing with this major disease threat.
This panel, moderated by Museum Curator Susan Perkins, took place at the Museum on June 30, 2016.