University Of Texas Professor Sahotra Sarkar chuckles when he thinks of how often he’s been interviewed the past six months.
Reporters have been calling the professor of philosophy and integrated biology more now than in his entire 20-year academic career. It’s all because of a map he and his colleagues created, which accurately predicted when and where Zika would hit the U.S.
Media accounts of Zika, Ebola and SARS sometimes give the impression that they are new viruses, when in fact evidence suggests they’ve been around for a long time in their natural hosts — animals. Today on Think, Krys Boyd spoke to Jonna Mazet, a University of California - Davis epidemiology professor, about the spread of Zika and other infectious diseases. Mazet is featured in the PBS documentary “Spillover: Zika, Ebola and Beyond,” which airs tonight at 9 on KERA TV.