UNC School of Medicine researchers publish JAMA ViewPoint on Zika

World Health Organization announced a public health emergency because of Zika in February, a year after the virus was first detected in Brazil.

UNC School of Medicine researchers publish JAMA ViewPoint on Zika click to enlarge Countries with reported active transmission of Zika from mosquito to human. (Courtesy of the CDC)

This week, Assistant Professor Helen Lazear, PhD, and Professor Aravinda de Silva, PhD, both in the department of microbiology and immunology, and Associate Professor Elizabeth Stringer, MD, in the department of obstetrics and gynecology, published a ViewPoint article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) about the Zika virus epidemic in the Americas.

The authors address disease implications, current diagnostic hurdles, pathology, and clinical complications. The article is currently accessible for free at the JAMA website.

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