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The Essential Guide to Zika

February 3rd, 2016

Episode 72 of 158 episodes

In this special Health Check programme on Zika, Claudia is joined by Jimmy Whitworth, Professor of International Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and regular studio guest James Gallagher, who is editor of the BBC health news website. Claudia finds out how much we know for certain about the mosquito-borne virus and what we need to know next to be able to assess the scale of the threat. She hears from worried expectant mothers and women in Brazil who have to make the difficult decision about whether it is safe to become pregnant. And your questions on Zika are answered by experts in the studio in London and on the ground in Brazil. (Photo: Mosquito-borne Zika virus may have led to microcephaly in infants. Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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