The ongoing spread of the Zika virus — and its unconfirmed potential links to a birth defect called microcephaly — have raised worldwide alarms. This Forum will examine what we know and don’t know about the virus, drawing parallels and lessons from another disease outbreak, Ebola, that we can apply to the Zika emergency. An expert panel will discuss the current status of our understanding of the Zika virus and its health effects; containment strategies, including controlling the mosquitoes that primarily spread the virus; and feasibility of a vaccine and treatment options.
Anthony Fauci, MD, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Hon. Nils Daulaire, MD, Former Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Ashish Jha, MD, MPH, Director, Harvard Global Health Institute, and Professor of International Health, Harvard T.H. School of Public Health
Marcia Castro, PhD, MA, Associate Professor of Demography, Harvard T.H. School of Public Health, and Member of the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Brazil Studies Program
Julie Steenhuysen, Health and Science Correspondent for Reuters
Watch the live webcast on March 4 at 12:30 p.m. EST