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THIS MAN PREDICTED ZIKA’S PATH IN THE U.S. AND HE’S NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT

Sarkar in his Waggener Hall office. // JRP

University Of Texas Professor Sahotra Sarkar chuckles when he thinks of how often he’s been interviewed the past six months.

Reporters have been calling the professor of philosophy and integrated biology more now than in his entire 20-year academic career. It’s all because of a map he and his colleagues created, which accurately predicted when and where Zika would hit the U.S.

“We had predicted months ago that the first places most at risk for these things [were] going to be in Florida, and Miami was at the top of the list,” Sarkar said.

Sure enough, Zika sprung up in Florida.

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