Lessons and Legacies of the Zika Emergency


In 2015, the presence in Northeastern Brazil of an extraordinary cluster of babies born with microcephaly and other neurological disorders, and the possibility that these clinical cases would be associated with infection during pregnancy by a relatively unknown virus transmitted by mosquitoes, triggered an unprecedented public health emergency in Brazil and the Americas, and led the World Health Organisation to declare in February 2016 a Public Emergency of International Concern.

This workshop will explore some of the lessons and legacies of the Zika crisis, focusing on the institutional, social and scientific impacts in Brazil, and elaborating those aspects of the disease that remain overlooked and neglected despite the end of the official emergency status.   

The workshop is part of an ongoing collaboration between the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society and the Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz), sponsored by the British Council’s Newton Fund 



If you wish to attend the workshop, please contact Javier Lezaun 

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