Zika 

Virus

Oxford Team members:

Carey Pike

Rebecca Pullon

Abigail Fraser

In the last year the Zika virus has caused concern throughout the world, particularly because of its link with microcephaly - a condition where babies are born with small heads due to an underdeveloped brain. Our work focuses on the social media and mass media response to the Zika epidemic. We examine what zika-related research has been presented in the news, and how media can best be used to increase public awareness.