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Why is there Need for Long-Term Investment in the Uganda Virus Research Institute, The Home of Zika?

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In early 2016, people across the United States became aware of a new threat—Zika virus. A New York Times article that April featured a description of the discovery of Zika virus in “a remote Ugandan lab” in the 1940s.[1] But while that story acknowledged the contributions of scientists in Uganda, it mistook the laboratory …

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The Invention of Infodemics: On the Outbreak of Zika and Rumors

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In December 2015, a Brazilian photographer with The Associated Press took a photo of four-month-old José Wesley being bathed in a bucket by his mother. The image was chosen by the photojournalist with care, to show the child himself, and also microcephaly, the best-known characteristic of what would come to …

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The mosquito struggle: other-than-vector ecologies in a ‘Zika-free’ Brazilian sertão

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A luta dos mosquitos: ecologias outras-que-vetoras num sertão “livre de zika”

Em 2016, a Organização Mundial de Saúde (OMS) declarou a epidemia de zika no Brasil como uma ameaça global (WHO, 2019). Desde então, a relação entre o vírus, a microcefalia e, mais amplamente, a síndrome congênita do zika (SCZ) em centenas de recém-nascidos …

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Nourishment dilemmas: the complex science of caring for children with CZVS

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Dilemas alimentares: a complexa ciência de cuidar de crianças com a Síndrome Congênita do Vírus Zika

Lila tem pouco mais de 20 anos, é negra, tem três filhas e mora em Pernambuco. Nós a conhecemos em 2017, quando Juju, sua filha caçula, que nasceu com a Síndrome Congênita do Vírus Zika, tinha acabado de completar …

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Feminism, disability, and reproductive autonomy: abortion in times of Zika in Brazil

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Feminismo, deficiência e autonomia reprodutiva: o aborto em tempos de Zika no Brasil

Introdução

Em novembro de 2015, após o anúncio de que o número de crianças nascidas com a condição clínica de microcefalia no nordeste do Brasil havia aumentado dramaticamente, o Ministério da Saúde do Brasil declarou emergência nacional em saúde pública (Diniz 2016a, …

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The Protective Dualism: Maternal Knowledge Practices of the Zika Crisis in Puerto Rico

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“So, we have had other mosquito-borne illnesses for a long time, like dengue and chikungunya, and now all of a sudden we should delay childbearing and tourists should not come here. Right…this is suspicious to us.”

Celeste, Puerto Rican birth activist and maternal and infant health care provider

To understand the skepticism regarding the …