Our paper on awareness of #Zika guidelines among Singapore clinicians is out in @PLOSCurrentsOut

Our paper “Rapid Assessment Zika Virus Knowledge Among Clinical Specialists in Singapore: A Cross-sectional Survey” was published in PLOS Currents Outbreaks this week. This was a collaboration between KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Singapore General Hospital. The first case of confirmed Zika virus disease in Singapore…

Where economics and #epidemics collide: protecting the health of migrant workers from #Zika and other emerging infections

This is a pre-submission version of our recent letter to the Lancet. The final published version can be accessed here. Following widespread criticism about inadequate action during the Ebola epidemic in West Africa(1), the global response is once again being tested by two re-emerging infectious disease threats in the form of Zika and yellow fever…

This week: @DrFriedenCDC said #Zika causes #microcephaly, #twitter followed

Following the publication of CDC’s paper evaluating the evidence for a causal link between Zika virus and microcephaly this week, twitter was alight with pronouncements that this link has been definitively established, at least based on the CDC authors’ interpretation of Shepard’s criteria for teratogenicity and Bradford Hill’s causal considerations. That a causal link has…

@WHO is talking about #Zika virus and #microcephaly, everyone else is listening

There has been much interest in and varying opinion towards¬†WHO’s recent declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern related to the unexpected cluster of microcephaly and its suspected association with the explosive Zika virus epidemic in Latin America. But how does this play out in terms of WHO’s role as an authoritative agent…

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