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What Do We Know About Zika Virus in Indigenous Populations?

MAR 20, 2017 | CONTAGION EDITORIAL STAFF


David A. Schwartz, MD, MS Hyg, FCAP, clinical professor of pathology at Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, discusses Zika virus in indigenous populations.
 
Interview Transcript (slightly modified for readability)
 
“We know very little about Zika virus in indigenous populations. Of course indigenous populations in the setting of the Zika outbreak would include native populations and populations of non-Western origin in the effected countries, such as Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Central America, and recently in Africa.
 
There’s just very little known about [Zika infection in] these populations at all, unfortunately.”
 
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