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Understanding The Threat Of Zika Virus

Jan 29, 2016

News about the Zika virus has been spreading alarm across the globe. The virus is of special concern because of a rare birth defect it’s believed to cause. The Centers For Disease Control is warning pregnant women not to travel to affected countries. 


  • Dr. Lee Norman is the chief medical officer for the University of Kansas Hospital and newly named state surgeon of Kansas.
  • Dr. Miranda Huffman is a UMKC assistant professor of community and family medicine and family physician at Truman Medical Center.