Tag: infectious disease

Eradicating Polio
Reaching the Last Child

October 20th, 2017 Part of: .

Brief Video Highlight ERADICATING POLIO: Reaching the Last Child Presented jointly with NPR Friday, October 20, 2017 Once a global scourge, polio is tantalizingly close to eradication with only 11 wild poliovirus cases reported worldwide in 2017. In this Forum event — held in advance of World Polio Day — experts from the Government of Read More…

Zika in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Beyond
Risks and Response

September 29th, 2016 Part of: .

Brief Video Highlight ZIKA IN THE U.S., PUERTO RICO AND BEYOND: Risks and Response  Presented in Collaboration with Reuters Thursday, September 29, 2016 With more than 23,100 cases of Zika in the continental U.S. and U.S. territories — including four newly reported non-travel cases in Miami-Dade County, Fla — this Forum continued a conversation begun in March 2016 Read More…

The Zika Crisis
Latest Findings

March 4th, 2016 Part of: .

THE ZIKA CRISIS: Latest Findings Presented in Collaboration with Reuters The ongoing spread of the Zika virus — and its unconfirmed potential links to a birth defect called microcephaly — have raised worldwide alarms. This Forum examined what we know and don’t know about the virus, drawing parallels and lessons from another disease outbreak, Ebola, Read More…