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We Have No Choice: Understanding Zika

W.W. Norton Books

Practically overnight, Zika virus has gone from "what's that?" to "oh no, Zika?" 

From the justified concerns about birth defects, to athletes declining to participate in the Olympics out of Zika fears, the virus is now a major health issue worldwide. 

New York Times science reporter Donald G. McNeil, Jr. cuts through the hype and examines the very real concerns with the disease in his book Zika.  The author joins us to help us understand the medical discoveries about the virus.    

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.