Although there are cases where the Zika Virus spread through sexual transmission, GWSPH Professor Ron Waldman tells Voice of America - VOA that "It can be prevented by practicing safe sex" but "we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that this is a mosquito-born disease primarily," and the feeling on the part of public health authorities is that this doesn't represent a very important mode of transmission. (Skip to minute 7) Straight Talk Africa
What networking strategies actually work and how do you make the most of networking opportunities? Join us in an interactive discussion with 5 GWSPH alumni to find out! The discussion will be followed by a networking reception where you can practice your new-found networking skills. How to Network Effectively Panel and Networking Reception
How are Millennials shaping the future of aging? Paul Irving of Milken Institute explains how they are writing "a new and hopeful narrative" that will "improve lives." Millennials Shape the Future of Aging
Although they're no longer playing on the field, former NFL players still have something to tackle -- weight control and personal health in retirement. #GWSPH Professor Melissa Napolitano explains how her study helped local NFL alumni get back on track. Are Football Players Too Fat?
Spraying DDT to combat the Zika Virus would be "misguided and reckless," says Dean Lynn Goldman. "There are many pest control measures that potentially can be used, many of which are far more effective, now and in the long term, than DDT." Zika virus: Is DDT an option? - CNN.com
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GWSPH Dean Lynn Goldman says 'more research is needed to understand other mosquito populations & learn whether DDT use will be effective' in fighting the Zika Virus. “You have to be using the right weapons for the right mosquito,” says Goldman. “Firing at any mosquito we see is not going to be useful.” Why Bringing Back DDT to Fight Zika Mosquitoes Could Backfire