CDC director: What we're doing about the Zika virus

February 1, 2016 3:45 PM

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CDC director: What we're doing about the Zika virus

(CNN)Vaccines and antibiotics have made many infectious diseases a thing of the past; we've come to expect that public health and modern science can conquer all microbes. But nature is a formidable adversary. And Zika is our newest threat, particularly to pregnant women.

New, unfamiliar and mysterious threats to our health are scary. At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- where we identify, on average, one new health threat each year -- we work around the clock with an approach that prioritizes finding out what we need to know as fast as we can to prot...

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