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Zika hysteria is way ahead of research into virus, says expert
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Zika hysteria is way ahead of research into virus, says expert

by the First Source News MediaFebruary 17, 2016

Leslie Lobel says it’s unclear whether birth defects in are linked to Zika, and any panic can cause more harm than the virus itself

One of the world’s leading virologists has warned against public hysteria surrounding the , saying global authorities need to focus more broadly on prevention of infectious diseases rather than finding a cure for specific outbreaks.

Leslie Lobel, an Israeli physician who has worked with the US military and the Uganda Virus Research Institute to try to find a vaccine for Ebola, believes public panic over can cause more damage than the diseases themselves.

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