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Krijn Paaijmans

The Mosquito –My 'Femme Fatale'

Malaria,Zika

Mosquitoes do have a beautiful side too. You just need to look closer at them On World Mosquito Day (August 20) , we can all read how deadly mosquitoes are. And yes, they are –by far– the number one killer , so I guess that is why they deserve their own special day. But...

Adelaida Sarukhan

These Maps Explain Why Health is Global

Chagas,Malaria,Ebola,Zika

[This article has been written by Adelaida Sarukhan, scientific writer at ISGlobal, with the collaboration of Eduard Martín-Borregón, and it has been published in Spanish in The Huffington Post ] There is no doubt: in an increasingly interdependent world, health has become a global...

Pablo Martínez

Zika Virus: One Year Later

Zika

This article has been published in Spanish in El País- Planeta Futuro by Pablo Martínez de Salazar, ISGlobal coordinator of the response to Zika virus and other arboviruses and Adelaida Sarukhan , PhD in immunology and scientific writer in ISGlobal February 1st, 2017, marks one year...

Clara Menéndez

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Time of Zika in Latin America and the Caribbean

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health,Zika

This article has been published originally in "Studies in Family Planning"  . By Ana Langer and Jacquelyn M. Cagliaand (director and associate director of Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA) and  Clara Menéndez , Director...

Krijn Paaijmans

Be Prepared: The Deadliest Animals on Our Planet Are Here to Stay

Zika

They are the most beautiful mosquito species we have: The Aedes family . Small, dark with bright white spots and stripes. But that is only beauty on the outside. In reality, these Aedes mosquitoes are tiny murder machines: They are the most deadly mosquito family on our planet , as they...

Adelaida Sarukhan

Zika: Are There Good Reasons to Cancel the Olympic Games?

Zika

[This article is written by Adelaida Sarukhan (ISGlobal) and Jose Muñoz (ISGlobal-Hospital Clínic) and it has been published in Spanish in El País - Planeta Futuro ] Over the last few days, Zika has again become the focus of debate, regarding the risk of going ahead with the...

Pablo Martínez

The Million Dollar Question: When Will We Have a Vaccine Against the Zika Virus?

Zika

[This article has been published in Spanish in El País - Planeta Futuro ] Since its discovery in Uganda in 1947 , and until recently, infection with the Zika virus was considered to be a relatively mild illness, with symptoms similar to those of dengue fever but less severe. During...

Antoni Trilla

Zika Virus in Europe: Alert Does Not Mean Alarm

Zika

  [This article is written by Adelaida Sarukhan and Antoni Trilla and it has been published in Spanish in El País - Planeta Futuro ]   Zika virus infection has caused a major stir in the media over the past few weeks. The magnitude of the epidemic and the rise...

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