Video: What you need to know about the Zika virus

Kate Lunau on the global public health emergency that's spreading across the Americas

The World Health Organization recently called the Zika virus a global public health emergency—one that’s spreading across the Americas. Millions of people will potentially be affected. So what’s the Zika virus, and how concerned should we be? It’s the subject of this week’s cover story in Maclean’s — online later this week.

In this video briefing, Kate Lunau discusses what is known about the virus.

Related reading and listening:

Why the Zika virus inspired a stunning travel advisory

Zika panic hits the Americas

Maclean’s on the Hill: Health Minister Jane Philpott on the Zika virus

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