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Brazil Ends Zika Public Health Emergency After Reported Cases Drop

Associated Press: Brazil declares end to Zika emergency after fall in cases
“Brazil declared an end to its public health emergency over the Zika virus on Thursday, 18 months after a surge in cases drew headlines around the world…” (DiLorenzo, 5/12).

Deutsche Welle: Brazil marks end of Zika virus outbreak health emergency
“…The number of babies born with microcephaly, a birth defect in which the baby’s head and brain do not develop properly, has been falling since the start of the year in Brazil. Between January and April there were 7,911 new cases of Zika reported in the South American country compared to 170,000 cases for the same period in 2016…” (5/12).

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