What It's Like To Report From The Front Lines Of The Zika Virus

Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly, a condition where infants are born with smaller-than-normal heads, and other fetal brain defects, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Wednesday. The World Health Organization is advising pregnant women to avoid the Caribbean and other parts of Latin America, where the mosquito-borne virus is prevalent. As with most outbreaks, it’s hard to gauge how scary Zika really is. But The Huffington Post has been impressed with the stories published by STAT, an online health and life-sciences publication that launched in the fall, and in particular its stories from reporter Helen Branswell. Branswell’s articles

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