Annals of Human Biology has accepted our paper "Zika virus in American Samoa: challenges to prevention in the context of health disparities and non-communicable disease." This paper is the result of the 2016 and 2017 field season with lead author Michaela Howells investigating attitudes and knowledge about Zika prevention for pregnant women in American Samoa, which had the 2nd highest Zika rate of any US territory or state at the time. Jo Weaver collaborated because of her expertise on dual disease burden and study of Zika in Brazil. This will be part of a special issue on human biology in the Pacific.
Christopher D. Lynn
I am a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alabama with expertise in biocultural medical anthropology.