Zika Virus – “it really felt like having bad sunburn, all over your body” — by BMJ talk medicine

microcephaly comparison - CDC, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Microcephaly comparison. – Image: CDC, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

In this BMJ talk medicine podcast find out how Zika, once a little known virus causing a rash and fever, has subsequently become a global health emergency. How the infection is linked to microcephaly, and what we still need to understand to control the disease

“Juliet”, a woman living in London, was diagnosed with a mysterious illness in November 2015, Ian Cropley, a consultant in infectious disease from The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, was there to investigate.

 

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