Zika Virus Is Focus of New Grants
February 19, 2016
Applying lessons from Ebola to get ahead of the threat
The devastating Ebola outbreak in West Africa taught the global community that greater speed, integration and innovation are critical when responding to outbreaks of infectious diseases. The slow global response to that outbreak may have contributed to the deaths of thousands of people.
Now, another disease is challenging governments and the global health community. While the Zika virus may not have the deadly consequences of Ebola, the lessons learned from that outbreak can be applied to prevent this one from becoming the next pandemic.