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CDC Director Says Agency Working With Puerto Rico To Protect Pregnant Women From Zika

Reuters: CDC director calls Zika in Puerto Rico a ‘challenge and crisis’
“During a tour of Zika preparations in Puerto Rico, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, called Zika a ‘tremendous challenge and crisis’ and said protecting pregnant women from the virus is a top priority. … Frieden has been working with CDC staff and the Puerto Rican government on strategies to protect pregnant from becoming infected with the mosquito-borne virus…” (Steenhuysen, 3/9).

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