Anthony Fauci on Zika

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The history of mankind tells you mosquitoes are bad news.feedback
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Jul 22 2017
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We urgently need a safe and effective vaccine to protect people from Zika virus infection, as the virus continues to spread and cause serious public health consequences, particularly for pregnant women and their babies.feedback

The very fact that you did get a positive result in the mouse model is a pretty good impetus to take it to the next step, which could be a non-human primate, and see if the same things works in a non-human primate.feedback

Don't jump to the conclusion right off that this is definitely what is happening to the human.feedback

We're not dependent on a company until you prove it works and then you need somebody to manufacture millions of doses.feedback

If the infections die down, then it's going to take much longer to find out if it works.feedback

I think we're going to see something very disturbing.feedback

Puerto Rico is going through a terrible situation and we have to help them right now. They really need our help.feedback

If you're talking about any congenital defect I think it's going to be much higher than 13 percent.feedback

I would not be surprised at all if we saw individual cases and perhaps even some clusters arise in other areas of Florida as well as in other of the Gulf Coast states. There certainly is that possibility. That would not surprise us because the conditions are there for that to happen.feedback

Whenever you have a flood, it isn't during a flood that the mosquitoes flourish. You tend to get rid of them during the flood. It's when the flood recedes and you have standing water that you have a lot of mosquito activity, because that's where they lay their eggs.feedback

We definitely don't take this lightly. This is something we always anticipated and prepared for the worst. But we do not feel this is going to turn into that broadly disseminated situation that we've seen in Brazil or that we're seeing in Puerto Rico.feedback

The way you prevent a locally transmitted case from becoming sustained and disseminated is good mosquito control. The CDC needs the money yesterday.feedback

We getting to the point where both the CDC and the NIH are actually running out of money, and we have important work to do.feedback

We don't have local transmission of the virus in the US right now. There's essentially no risk at all because we don't have locally transmitted Zika virus in the US.feedback

I think that's why you see people jumping all over the Zika problem right now.feedback

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