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The Essential Guide to Zika

Health Check brings you the essential guide to Zika and puts your questions to leading experts in Brazil and in the UK

Claudia Hammond finds out how much we know for certain about the mosquito-borne Zika virus and what we need to find out next to be able to assess the scale of the threat and deal with it effectively. In this special Health Check programme, Claudia is joined by Jimmy Whitworth, professor of International Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and regular studio guest James Gallagher, who is editor of the BBC health news website.

The BBC’s Julia Carneiro meets some worried expectant mothers and women in Brazil who have to make the difficult decision about whether it is safe to become pregnant. And your questions on Zika are answered by experts in the studio in London and on the ground in Brazil; including virologist Professor Paulo Zanotto, from the University of Sao Paulo, who provides his expertise on the Zika virus.

(Photo: Mosquito-borne Zika virus may have led to microcephaly in infants. Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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