Though most infections of the Zika Virus are mild and cause few or no symptoms, the World Health Organization has declared a global public health emergency. So what is the concern? How bad is it? And who should be most careful? These questions and more are answered on this weeks podcast.

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History of Zika – Dr. Coombs describes Zika from its beginnings and explains how the disease is spread.

Microcephaly Connection – Microcephaly, a birth defect that leads to babies being born with abnormally small skulls, seems to be linked to the Zika virus.

Preventing Zika – What measures are recommended to slow the spread of the Zika virus?