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Zika Expected To Spread Quickly In Puerto Rico, Threatening Mainland U.S.

Washington Post: Zika is expected to infect 1 in 5 Puerto Ricans, raising threat to rest of U.S.
“…There are 117 confirmed cases of the virus in Puerto Rico, four times the number at the end of January. The island territory, which has a population of 3.5 million people, is ‘by far the most affected area’ in the United States, Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said Friday. The number will almost certainly rise sharply in coming weeks, making it ever more likely that the virus will spread to the continental United States…” (Sun, 2/29).

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