Less than a year ago, Zika didn’t seem to be on most of the world’s radar. Oh, what a difference a few months make for an epidemic.
If you’re reading this, you probably know what Zika is, how it works in the body (at least what science understands at the moment), and how quickly it’s spread throughout South and Central America (and that it’s now arrived in Florida and is spreading through local transmission).
What you probably don’t know is just how fast epidemiologists and vaccine manufacturers are working to create and test a vaccine for Zika. And that DNA vaccines and horses are involved. (Without giving too much away, horse involvement has to do with their susceptibility to West Nile virus.)
Jump with us into the race to protect humanity from Zika. We’ll figure out whether science, government, and business can ever come together and work fast enough to keep pace with a global pandemics.
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The podcast is produced by Jocelyn Gonzales.