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Where Did Zika Come From?
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Special thanks to the following for personal interviews about Zika outbreak:

Dr. Peter Hotez – Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Scott Weaver – UT Medical Branch, Galveston
Dr. Nikos Vasilakis – UT Medical Branch, Galveston
Dr. Dahotra Sarkar – University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Alex Wild – University of Texas at Austin
Mustapha Debboun – Harris County Mosquito Control

References/further reading:

Malaria and Rome: A History of Malaria in Ancient Italy – Robert Sallares

Sallares, Robert, and Susan Gomzi. “Biomolecular archaeology of malaria.”Ancient Biomolecules 3.3 (2001): 195-213.

Sallares, Robert, Abigail Bouwman, and Cecilia Anderung. “The spread of malaria to southern Europe in antiquity: new approaches to old problems.”Medical history 48.03 (2004): 311-328.

Hotez, Peter J. “Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Anthropocene: The Cases of Zika, Ebola, and Other Infections.” PLoS Negl Trop Dis 10.4 (2016): e0004648.

Hotez, Peter J. “Blue marble health redux: Neglected tropical diseases and human development in the Group of 20 (G20) nations and Nigeria.” PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9.7 (2015): e0003672.

Thumbnail image credits:

Aedes aegypti mosquito: CDC/ Prof. Frank Hadley Collins, Dir., Cntr. for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, Univ. of Notre Dame
Zika virus capsid: Manuel Almagro Rivas, Wikimedia Commons


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