Frontline Investigates

The Zika Outbreak

left: AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File; right: Katie Worth, FRONTLINE


Zika Uncontained

August 10, 2016 // by Katie Worth, Michelle Mizner
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As Zika Season Nears, States Brace for an End to CDC Funding
The CDC has told state health officials to brace for an end to federal funding for efforts to track Zika infections and birth-defects that are caused by the disease.
April 21, 2017
Zika Uncontained
How Brazil became a breeding ground for an outbreak.
August 10, 2016
Mosquito Hunter
August 2, 2016
In Babies With Microcephaly, Unique Damage Wreaked By Zika
The damage caused by Zika in babies with microcephaly is unique enough that doctors believe they may soon be able to identify it as the likely culprit in a case by looking at brain scans alone.
April 14, 2016
A Mosquito Common In U.S. May Transmit Zika, Study Finds
Until now, scientists have assumed the Aedes aegypti mosquitos carry the Zika virus. New research indicates an even more common mosquito may transmit it.
March 4, 2016
Photos: Disease Detectives Seek Zika Answers in Brazil
Officials from the CDC have arrived in Brazil to investigate whether the Zika virus may be behind the mysterious uptick in babies born with the birth defect known as microcephaly.
February 29, 2016
"Tsunami of Disease" Slams Brazil's Health System
Zika is the latest in a triple-whammy of mosquito-borne illnesses that has pushe Brazil's universal health care system past its already stretched capacity.
February 24, 2016
How Brazilians Use WhatsApp to Connect on Zika
Doctors, health workers and patients are finding novel ways to share the latest on the Zika pandemic. But is the exchange of information on closed networks inhibiting a public health response?
February 23, 2016
As Brazil Confronts Zika, Vaccine Rumors Shape Perceptions
Despite mounting evidence suggesting a link between Zika and the devastating birth defect known as microcephaly, many in Brazil believe a bad vaccine is to blame.
February 16, 2016
As Brazil Marks Carnival, Women Worry About Zika
The suspected link between Zika and the birth defect known as microcephaly is changing the experience of pregnancy for many women across Brazil.
February 8, 2016
New Link Between Zika and Microcephaly Is Found in Brazil
Researchers say they have found some of the clearest evidence yet of a direct link between the Zika virus and the debilitating birth defect.
February 3, 2016
Map: How Zika Spread
The WHO warns that the Zika virus is "spreading explosively." But where did Zika come from? And how did it spread so fast?
January 29, 2016