The Zika Virus In Brazil

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“Introduced into Brazil in 2013, the Zika virus has brought mild illness to the populations of 65 countries, and has become epidemic throughout South and Central America. Since 2014, at least 1,638 babies with grievous birth defects have been born to women in Brazil who were infected with Zika during their pregnancies” (Zika epidemic in Latin America may have peaked, and scientists predict it will be over in 3 years). Researchers say that until about the year 2026, most people will already be exposed to Zika in Latin and South America. That means that most people in those countries will be immune to the virus. Researchers said recently that herd immunity will most likely take over by 2019. With that being said, the epidemic will be put to an

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