The 5 Biggest Health Impacts of Massive Hurricanes

The health impact of Hurricane really consists of two parts – injuries and deaths caused by the actual impacts of the storm and then the follow-on impact of the damage caused by the storm. The damage is what will really cause harm. Storm damage to property and...

Meet America’s Foremost Zika Fighter

Dr. Peter Hotez is one of the world's leading experts on so-called Neglected Tropical Diseases. These are a set of diseases, often times parasitic, that have historically afflicted the absolute poorest people on the planet. Some of these diseases are bette...

Why El Nino Will Make the Zika Outbreak Even Worse

Zika has now spread to 28 countries in the Americas. It is showing no signs of slowing down. "The outbreak continues to increase in Latin America and the Caribbean," Dr. Marcos Espinal, Director of Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis, Pan American Hea...

Zika Virus – How Worried Should we be, Anyway?

Zika is a virus that spreads via mosquito rather than person-to-person. Historically it has been confined to a narrow area around the equator in Africa and Asia. It almost never leads to death, and its symptoms are usually mild or nonexistent, so it hasn’t bee...