South America

February 24, 2017

DEADLINE: EJN Fellowships to the International Congress for Conservation Biology

Working journalists, particularly those from developing countries, are invited to apply for an Earth Journalism Network fellowship to attend and report on the 28th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) in Cartagena, Colombia in July 2017. Deadline is Feb 24.

"Scientists Are Bewildered By Zika’s Path Across Latin America"

"Nearly nine months after Zika was declared a global health emergency, the virus has infected at least 650,000 people in Latin America and the Caribbean, including tens of thousands of expectant mothers. But to the great bewilderment of scientists, the epidemic has not produced the wave of fetal deformities so widely feared when the images of misshapen infants first emerged from Brazil. Instead, Zika has left a puzzling and distinctly uneven pattern of damage across the Americas."

Source: Wash Post, 10/27/2016

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