© 2020 Texas Public Radio
Real. Reliable. Texas Public Radio.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
KTXI 90.1 FM is currently on low power after equipment at our transmitter site suffered winter storm damage.

Houston Doctor Heads to Middle East to Prevent the Next Ebola

There are links between conflict and contagion, and one doctor thinks prevention is key.
There are links between conflict and contagion, and one doctor thinks prevention is key.

From Texas Standard:

It wasn't too long ago when Dallas became the epicenter for what many feared could have been the beginning of a nationwide ebola epidemic. Since then, the U.S. government has fought to figure out when and where the next viral epidemic may come from.

It may be tied to the Middle East's conflict with ISIS. 

Dr. Peter Hotez is the Dean of Baylor's National School of Tropical Medicine and has been chosen by the State Department as an official science envoy. He talks with the Standard about why the conditions in the Middle East are the focus of his research. 

Copyright 2020 KUT 90.5. To see more, visit KUT 90.5.