Peter Hotez

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We had the sense that Congress was really not aware of the depth and breath of the vulnerability of the Gulf Coast regions. One of the problems is we do not do active surveillance for Zika along the Gulf Coast.feedback
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May 11 2017 Zika
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Sep 02 2016 - Zika

It's really like looking for a needle in a haystack. The percentage of mosquitoes testing positive is very low but this adds another piece to the puzzle. The fact that any mosquitoes have tested positive at all is important. In previous dengue outbreaks, no mosquitoes were recovered that tested positive. This means there's a significant amount of transmission going on in those areas.feedback

Aug 26 2016 - Zika

There could be multiple outbreaks of Zika happening outside the known current ones in South Florida, but because we are not actively looking they could be happening silently.feedback

Aug 26 2016 - Zika

In some ways the inaction from Congress has forced the F.D.A. to adopt this position. They have no other choice.feedback

Jul 25 2016 - Zika

It's difficult to make predictive statements on an epidemic when the vast majority of cases go unreported. There is a possibility that it has not taken hold in Colombia as it has in Brazil and Puerto Rico, but we're not going to know the full impact of this epidemic for several more months until we see whether additional waves of microcephaly cases are born.feedback

Jul 04 2016 - Zika

It's not like Ebola, where people will be dying in the streets. It's what I call a delayed epidemic. The nightmare scenario is we miss it and seven, eight, nine months from now we see microcephaly cases showing up in the obstetric wards.feedback

Jul 04 2016 - Zika

The best way to do this is to undertake programs of active surveillance, where you are going into community health centers and clinics and in everybody who has a fever and a rash you are taking a blood sample and testing it for Zika.feedback

Jul 04 2016 - Zika

The way Congress is behaving, it's almost as if they think it's not real. There does not seem to be any urgency. For something like Zika, we shouldn't have to provide adult supervision over Congress.feedback

Jun 30 2016 - Zika

We got very surprised by Ebola that it was hanging around for so long.feedback

Jun 20 2016 - Zika

So I think people don't often appreciate how devastating Zika virus is.feedback

Jun 20 2016 - Vaccine

And if you think of a regulatory hurdle. It is a long way of saying, we are not going to have a vaccine in time for this epidemic.feedback

Jun 09 2016 - Zika

It's about time. What happens when Zika hits Texas and the Gulf Coast this summer?feedback

Apr 15 2016

It confirms a lot of what we suspected.feedback

Apr 15 2016

There is a lot of similarity between the French Polynesian strain and the strains we are seeing in the Americas.feedback

Apr 06 2016

What we're seeing are the consequences of this virus turning from the African strain to a pandemic strain.feedback

Feb 01 2016

They should have presented a specific list of interventions and the most obvious one is mosquito control. This is their window of opportunity.feedback

Jan 30 2016

We've had great success using old methods for the last 50, 60 years. We just need to be very aggressive and exercise political will.feedback

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