Zika Virus is scarier than we initially thought

Monday, during a briefing to the press, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that the “Zika virus is scarier than we initially thought.” This is coming on the heels of a request from President Obama to Congress for $1.9 billion to combat the virus. With a much-needed increase in attention and funding directed at the Zika Virus, researchers can continue to search for the most effective treatment and prevention solutions.

Last weekend, at the Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego, Joey Figueroa presented on the “Research Landscape of the Zika Virus.” this analysis used the Web of ScienceTM to analyze the global research activity on Zika virus in peer-reviewed journals, conferences, patents, and datasets. Here are some key findings: