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Letters Zika

Halting Zika’s resurgence with new rapid tests for the virus

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 31 May 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2657
  1. Ranu S Dhillon, doctor1,
  2. Devabhaktuni Srikrishna, founder2,
  3. David Beier, managing director3
  1. 1Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School Boston, MA, USA
  2. 2Patient KnowHow San Mateo, CA, USA
  3. 3Bay City Capital, San Francisco, CA, USA
  1. dhillon.ranu.s{at}

Zika could re-emerge as many parts of the world enter warmer months. Problematically, we still have no effective control strategy: spraying mosquitoes has not worked in most places, and a vaccine will not be ready until at least 2018.12

When two of us (RSD and DS) with Jha proposed an interim solution to contain Zika,3 no …

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