Cognition Studio, Inc.

strategic communications for life sciences

Medical Visualization in the Time of a Viral Outbreak

February 22, 2016
By Inessa Stanishevskaya
Mon, 02/22/2016 - 17:23 -- Inessa Stanishe...
Zika virus

For Immediate Release

SEATTLE, WA — A viral outbreak can often be a time of intense fear and uncertainty. A vital part in combating the anxiety that can arise as a result, is the creation of accurate and engaging modes of information dissemination for the general public.

This is particularly true in the ongoing worldwide outbreak of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus, which has recently swept much of South America and has now produced individual cases in a number of countries on nearly every other continent. Although the virus has dominated the news since the beginning of the year, little is still known about it.

Our intent was to compile the known facts about this virus and to share this information in a succinct and visually-engaging fashion with the general public interested in learning more about the topic. 

Please feel free to download and share the visualizations below!

Zika virus information sheet:

Anatomy of a Zika virion (from an extrapolated model of the virus):

About Cognition Studio, Inc.

Cognition is a strategic creative communications agency dedicated to the Life Science, Pharmaceutical, Health, and Wellness industries. With an office in Seattle’s biotech and innovation core, we specialize in providing clear, accurate scientific storytelling and brand development to help companies clearly communicate complex procedures, services and products.

Our team’s certified advanced degrees in complex science and biomedical visualization ensure we are equipped to produce creative thinking that is smarter, stronger and emotionally relevant to differentiate ideas while conveying their fundamental meaning to a broader audience.

Building connections that drive results—crafting stories that create emotional relationships—and relying on our experience across all sciences allows us to build solutions that are scientifically accurate and help people see information clearly ( We apply strategy, design, storytelling, technology and a team approach to build solutions that engage customers across the arc of product development. We believe the work we do today will have global impact tomorrow.

Cognition Studio, Inc.
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