The potential spread of the Zika virus has received a lot of media attention over the past several weeks, and an Ithaca College expert on new and emerging diseases has been asked for his take on the topic. The Ithaca Journal recently interviewed assistant professor of biology David Gondek, whose research includes the study of host-pathogen interactions.
According to the Ithaca Journal:
“An international public health emergency was declared Monday by the World Health Organization in response to the ‘explosive spread’ of the Zika virus.
While the Zika virus has rapidly spread through parts of South and Central America, there is little chance the virus will be a threat to New Yorkers, said Ithaca College professor David Gondek, who is a microbiologist and immunologist, with a background in infectious diseases.”
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