Bronson Doctor: Zika ‘Was Not On Our Radar’ in the U.S.
Bronson Healthcare's director of infection prevention and epidemiology, Dr Richard Van Enk, tells WBCK the Zika Virus that's been very well publicized "was not on our radar" in the United States. Perhaps rightly so, since Zika didn't affect people until recently, and, at that, only a certain amount of people.
Now, Zika has evolved to affect humans, though as Dr. Van Enk explains, only some humans. Still, there is some concern, since Zika in pregnant women tends to halt some development of the unborn child.
Hear his thoughts on the level of risk here and on a vaccine for Zika by clicking the player below.