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Experts Try To Predict Zika’s Spread In Southeast Asia; Some Communities Might Be Resistant To Virus, Data Suggest

Washington Post: In the face of Zika, Southeast Asia sees grounds for cautious hope
“Disease experts trying to measure the risk of a mass Zika outbreak in Southeast Asia agree on one thing: It’s next to impossible to predict with any accuracy. … On the face of it, Southeast Asia is vulnerable to Zika, which is spread by a type of mosquito common in the region. … At the same time, though, experts have found grounds for hope in the relatively small scale of the regional outbreaks, which suggests that local communities might be resistant to the virus in a way that Latin Americans are not…” (Emont, 10/17).

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