1,914 Case Of The Zika Virus Just Popped Up In Puerto Rico This Week

Submitted by: fancylad 10 months ago in News & Politics
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America has stepped in (again) and has authorities have declared that Puerto Rico is officially in a public health crisis, thanks to 1,194 fresh cases of the Zika virus verified this week alone. This brings PR's tally up to 10,690 cases since December 2015 -- this week showed the biggest growth in a one-week period though. Of those infected, 1,035 were pregnant women so keep your eyes open for a bunch of birth defects from that part of the world soon.

"This administration is committed to meeting the Zika outbreak in Puerto Rico with the necessary urgency," U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said yesterday in an interview with the Associated Press.

With this announcement, the the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services can throw money at the problem in the form of grants, emergency funds, and man hours. America to the rescue again.

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