A Matter of Time

Scientists fear Zika may have been only a preview of the next global pandemic.

Places like Nairobi’s Korogocho slum, where large populations of humans and animals live together amid dirty water and poor sanitation, are incubators for potential pandemics. Of the 3.4 million people who live in Nairobi, 60% live in densely packed slums that scientists say amount to a petri dish for the creation of new epidemic threats to humans.

This Journal Sentinel Special Report supported by the he Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting follows the trail of one such outbreak—Zika—and explores the conditions that could lead to another, possibly worse, outcome.

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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