We see headlines,”How the Zika virus caught scientists flat-footed“. The authors of the article could only identify 146 scientific publications that mention Zika Virus. This is typical of our scientific knowledge in the 21st century.
What we lack: There is not enough money nor time for our current scientific establishment to study all diseases. Scientists must set priorities. The highest priorities are high risk – high certainty. Examples would be malaria, dengue or…
Source: Living With Insects Blog