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Puerto Rican, U.S. Health Authorities Study Zika As Virus Spreads On Island, Across Americas

New York Times: Zika Virus Swamps Embattled Puerto Rico
“…Zika has blanketed three-quarters of this lush island over the past six months, say health authorities, who expect it to keep spreading now that it is prime mosquito season. More than 1,350 people have tested positive for Zika since the beginning of the epidemic here, including 168 pregnant women. One patient died. Thousands more are likely infected without symptoms, health authorities say. Puerto Rico’s battle with Zika is giving local and U.S. health authorities a rare chance to better understand the disease as it makes its relentless march across the Americas…” (McKay, 6/8).

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