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Learn the Truth About the Alarming Zika Virus Outbreak

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Learn the Truth About the Alarming Zika Virus Outbreak

Episode 41
February, 2016
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A highly important topic, and one that is being discussed daily in the media, there has been a lot of confusion around what the Zika virus is and who is at risk. It's important to know the truth and understand the science behind how the Zika virus could affect you. In our latest Torch Podcast, Dr. Barry Fox, Clinical Professor of Infectious Disease at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, provides a fact-based examination of Zika, its origins, and how it spreads.

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In This Podcast Listen To:

  • Dr. Barry Fox, Clinical Professor of Infectious Disease at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, as he walks you through information you need to know to protect yourself, including where the Zika virus came from, how to recognize the symptoms, why pregnant women are especially at risk, and what to do if you think you may have it.
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