Bradley Allf, a features writer for UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, profiled UNC’s multidisciplinary efforts to provide answers about the outbreak of the Zika virus.

Dr. Elizabeth Stringer is part of a UNC group that traveled to León, Nicaragua, in order to learn more about the local response to the outbreak. (Photo by Bradley Alif)

Researchers at UNC are working across departmental lines in order to answer questions about the emerging Zika virus outbreak. The mosquito-borne virus is garnering much international attention, particularly due to its potential to cause birth defects. Yet compared to related viruses like dengue, little is known about Zika virus. Researchers and lab groups at UNC from many different departments are working at the forefront of this outbreak to answer some of the most urgent questions about Zika virus and its effects on human health.

Read more about how Dr. Elizabeth Stringer and other researchers across campus are involved in providing information and answers about the virus.