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Reporting Zika, Without Panic
Last month, reporter Jonathan Katz was in Haiti when he got a rash on his face and chest and a low-grade fever. He had Zika, despite taking steps to avoid mosquito bites. His mild symptoms, however, didn't match the panic he saw reflected in the U.S. press, where "first cases" were being reported as breaking news. Katz talks to Brooke about how the Zika virus panic compares to threats like dengue and malaria, and what we've learned about threat coverage from recent outbreaks like Ebola.

Sun, Feb 14, 2016 -- 2:00pm


Reporting Zika, Without Panic
Last month, reporter Jonathan Katz was in Haiti when he got a rash on his face and chest and a low-grade fever. He had Zika, despite taking steps to avoid mosquito bites. His mild symptoms, however, didn't match the panic he saw reflected in the U.S. press, where "first cases" were being reported as breaking news. Katz talks to Brooke about how the Zika virus panic compares to threats like dengue and malaria, and what we've learned about threat coverage from recent outbreaks like Ebola.

Mon, Feb 15, 2016 -- 12:00am


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