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NPR Examines Fear, Stigma Surrounding Zika In Puerto Rico

NPR: Living With Zika In Puerto Rico Means Watching, Waiting, And Fearing Judgment
“…Since Zika appeared in Puerto Rico more than a year ago, doctors believe as many as a million people on the island have been infected. Some 40,000 cases of those cases have been confirmed, a number that includes some 3,200 pregnant women. Doctors in Puerto Rico are just beginning to assess the long-term consequences for children born to mothers with Zika. … [W]omen who have babies with birth defects have been reluctant to go public because, like HIV, Zika carries a stigma…” (Allen, 3/27).

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