I am Helen Branswell, an infectious diseases reporter for STAT. AMA about Zika virus and covering disease outbreaks.
My short bio: I am Helen Branswell, an infectious diseases reporter for STAT, a new health and medicine news site. Currently, I am covering the Zika outbreak.
I cut my infectious diseases teeth during Toronto's 2003 SARS outbreak. Since then, I've covered bird flu, polio, the 2009 flu pandemic, and Ebola.
Some of my recent Zika stories for STAT: * The world needs a Zika vaccine. Getting one will take years * The Zika questions that science needs to answer * Will Hawaii’s dengue outbreak foreshadow how Zika plays out in the US?
Great questions, people. Thanks for coming by. I've got to get back to writing for STAT -- please keep an eye out for our coverage of Zika. www.statnews.com