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Zika Epidemic Declared Over In Puerto Rico


The Zika virus epidemic that's been plaguing Puerto Rico for the past year is over, the governor's office announced Monday. In August, at the peak of the epidemic in the US territory, the US Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency when the number of cases there surpassed 10,000, including more than 1,000 pregnant women. But there have only been 10 new cases reported since the end of April, according to the Puerto Rico Department of Health.

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