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Brazil declares official end to Zika virus epidemic

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 13, 2017 01:04 AM
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by (Amanda Froelich) last modified May 12, 2017

It’s time to pack your bags! For the past eighteen months, travelers have been wary of visiting Brazil due to the mosquito-borne Zika virus - and for good reason! One of the defects, microcephaly, results in babies being born with abnormally small heads. Because cases have dramatically dropped in recent months, however, officials have finally declared an end to the threat. Between January and April of 2017, the number of Zika cases dropped by 95%, compared to the same period a year...






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