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Fear Of Zika Wanes In Recife, Brazil, But Affected Families Feel ‘Lasting Harm,’ Washington Post Reports

Washington Post: The panic is over at Zika’s epicenter. But for many, the struggle has just begun.
“…A year after U.N. health officials declared Zika a global emergency, the city that produced some of the outbreak’s most terrifying and indelible images of badly deformed infants feels like a place that has mostly moved on. But not everyone [in Recife, Brazil,] has bounced back so fast. Not the parents of the babies in those heartbreaking photographs. … Today those families are like the survivors of a natural disaster. Though Zika scared a lot of people, its lasting harm fell on a relative few…” (Lopes/Miroff, 2/7).

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