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Expert: Focus on Zika's Consequences, Not Disease Itself

A professor at George Washington University's Milken School of Public Health says the battle against the Zika virus must be focused on its associated effects. “The problem with the Zika virus is not the disease itself,” Dr. Ronald Waldman told VOA’s "Straight Talk Africa" on Wednesday. “It’s a very mild disease that lasts about a week, and there haven't been any reported deaths from the disease alone.” Therefore, he said, the task ahead is to understand more about the...

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