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Prescription for Health: Zika Virus (2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-06-10

Duration: 00:07:03

Subjects: Whitfield, Rani G. | Health | Zika virus | Microcephaly | Pregnant women


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Whitfield, Rani Interviewee


This “Prescription for Health” segment from the June 10, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s on-set interview with Dr. Rani Whitfield on the Zika virus. Dr. Whitfield discusses: the history of the virus; the concerns over the potential spread of the virus at the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Brazil; the special concerns for pregnant women due to the connection between the Zika virus and a birth defect called microcephaly; the importance of preventing and containing the virus; and the symptoms.