NEIDL Symposium: Talking about Infectious Diseases

Anthony Fauci, David Quammen address scientists, BU community members, the public National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci told the NEIDL symposium audience that because there have always been, and always will be, emerging infectious diseases, “we need people and efforts like those that are going on right here, at BU, and […]

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Zika: The Next Pandemic

SPH professor concerned about virus, but also “prepared to be alarmed” The Aedes aegypti mosquito, which spreads dengue, chikungunya, and zika. On February 1, 2016, Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), declared Zika virus “a public health emergency of international concern.” Chan’s statement said the 2016 outbreak is an “extraordinary event” and […]

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