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As Zika Spread Slows In Some Latin American Nations, Puerto Rico Prepares For Peak Of Viral Outbreak

Reuters: In war on Zika mosquitoes, Puerto Rico starting at ‘square one’
“The United States faces its first real challenge with the Zika virus on the island territory of Puerto Rico, a part of the nation that is perhaps least prepared to cope with what is expected to be its worst outbreak. Zika is spreading rapidly in Puerto Rico and is expected to peak in late summer and early fall…” (Steenhuysen, 4/1).

Washington Post: Spread of Zika virus appears to be slowing in parts of Latin America
“In several Latin American nations hit hard by the Zika epidemic, the transmission of the virus appears to have peaked, with the number of infections declining in recent weeks, according to governments in the region and the latest World Health Organization data. The slowdown has prompted some countries, including Colombia, to significantly scale back their projections of the impact of the virus…” (Miroff, 3/31).

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