Underreporting of Zika is rife; researchers project epidemic’s spread

A team led by North­eastern pro­fessor Alessandro Vespig­nani responded to a “call to arms” to model the spread of the Zika virus, revealing the dis­parity between the number of reported cases and the number of pro­jected cases of this largely asymp­to­matic dis­ease. The results will help coun­tries in the Amer­icas plan a response.

What Ebola and HIV/​AIDS can teach us about the Zika virus pandemic

Assis­tant pro­fessor Richard Wamai, an expert on HIV/​AIDS and neglected trop­ical dis­eases, pro­vides much-​​needed per­spec­tive on why the Zika virus has struck so fiercely and the public health mea­sures that could halt it.

3Qs: The effect of antibiotic resistant bacteria

The Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion recently released a new report on the impact of antibi­otic resis­tant bac­teria on national health. We asked assis­tant pro­fessor Betsy Hirsch to explain its sig­nif­i­cance and what it means for the public.