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Zika Virus: News Sources

This guide is designed to help Duquesne University students, faculty, and staff who are interested in learning more about the Zika virus.

Zika virus in the newsnewspaper boxes

You can use the sources on this page to help you find stories about Zika virus and Zika virus infection in the news.

Search for news articles

See a selection of recent articles

Search for scholarly articles

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News Items

Below you will find selected recent articles in the media about the Zika virus.

Time magazine: Why the Zika Outbreak Marks a New Normal for Infectious Disease

Newsweek Global: In the Zika Zone

Business Week: How Mosquitoes Can Bleed an Economy Why You Can Get So Many Diseases From Mosquitoes



Ask A Librarian if you have questions about finding reputable news sources.

News articles

The links below will lead you to databases in the Gumberg Library collection where you can search for news media items about the Zika virus, including newspaper and magazine articles and television and radio transcripts.

*Note: while Biography in Context primarily provides biographical information on noted individuals, searches also yield results for other topics including the Zika virus.

Scholarly Databases

The databases below are good starting places if you are looking to write a research paper on Zika. They are scholarly in content, rather than the journalistic content found in the News databases above.


Rebekah Miller

STEM Librarian