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News Outlets Report On Various Aspects Of Zika’s Global Spread, Responses To Virus

NPR: Zika In French Polynesia: It Struck Hard In 2013, Then Disappeared
“…French Polynesia’s brush with Zika underscores fears that the mosquito-borne virus could cause devastating neurological problems but it also offers insights into the disease — and hope that Zika can be contained… (Beaubien, 2/9).

Reuters: Zika, disease of the poor, may not change abortion in Brazil
“…With two-thirds of the population Catholic and support for Evangelicals growing fast, polls show Brazilians oppose changing the law. A survey by pollster VoxPopuli in 2010 showed that 82 percent reject decriminalization, while a Datafolha poll the same year put the figure at 72 percent…” (Eisenhammer, 2/10).

U.N. News Centre: Zika: U.N. agriculture agency provides expertise to help curb spread of virus
“Under the lead of the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations system, including the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), is mobilizing a coordinated response to Zika aimed at minimizing the threat in affected countries and reducing the risk of further international spread…” (2/9).

Wall Street Journal: New Zika Hot Spots Emerge in Venezuela and Colombia
“Health authorities say Zika is spreading quickly across Colombia and Venezuela, warning that the two countries’ porous border region could be the next hot spot after Brazil for the mosquito-borne virus…” (Kurmanaev/Muñoz, 2/9).

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