Maryland focuses on Zika, despite lack of cases

Maryland focuses on Zika, despite lack of cases


Although Maryland accounts for fewer than 3 percent of the Zika cases nationwide, there are at least five sites in Maryland researching the virus: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring and the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda. "There is a lot of research going on in biomedical sciences located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor," said Dr. Matt Laurens, a pediatrician and the director of international clinical trials for the University of Maryland School of Medicine.



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