Half of Americans Say Threats From Infectious Diseases Are Growing

Half of Americans Say Threats From Infectious Diseases Are Growing. Pew Research Center. Lee Rainie and Cary Funk. July 8, 2016.

The Zika virus has become a concern to many Americans, and its emergence fits into a broader pattern of public concern that the number of infectious disease threats to people’s health has grown in the past generation. Some 51% of adults say there are more infectious disease threats today than there were 20 years ago. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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Zika Virus in the United States and Mexico

Zika Virus in the United States and Mexico. Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Jennifer R. Herricks and Kirstin R. W. Matthews. March 4, 2016.

The Zika outbreak serves as a reminder that global health and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) can affect local health. The issue brief argues that continued investments in global health and the study of emerging pathogens could yield better tools to fight infectious diseases long before they become a problem in the developed world. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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