"Zika Cases in Puerto Rico Are Skyrocketing"

"SAN JUAN, P.R. — The Zika epidemic that has spread from Brazil to the rest of Latin America is now raging in Puerto Rico — and the island’s response is in chaos.

The war against the Aedes aegypti mosquito carrying the virus is sputtering out in failure. Infections are skyrocketing: Many residents fail to protect themselves against bites because they believe the threat is exaggerated.

Federal and local health officials are feuding, and the governor’s special adviser on Zika has quit in disgust."

Donald G. Mcneil Jr. reports for the New York Times July 30, 2016.


"In Florida Zika Probe, Federal Scientists Kept At Arm's Length" (Reuters)

"Mosquito-Borne Zika Infections In South Florida Spread Worry Nationwide" (McClatchy)

"First U.S. Locally Transmitted Zika Virus Sickens Four" (ENS)

"Zika Epidemic Could Hit 10,000 Pregnant Puerto Ricans" (ENS)

"Miami-Dade Spraying For Mosquitoes To Combat Local Zika Outbreak" (Miami Herald)

Source: NY Times, 08/01/2016