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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 file photo, a health workers stands in the Sambadrome spraying insecticide to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits the Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the 1940s and 1950s, Brazilian authorities made such a ferocious assault on Aedes aegypti that the mosquito, that it was eradicated from Latin America's largest country by 1958. But eradication experts say there is little chance that Brazil can come anywhere near stamping out the pest like it did a half century ago. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)
Health workers stand in the Sambadrome spraying insecticide to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits the Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro on Jan. 26, 2016. Leo Correa—AP

Zika Has Spread to 43 Countries

Apr 26, 2016
TIME Health
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The Zika virus is continuing to spread around the globe, as health responders scramble to contain outbreaks and understand the effects of the virus, including serious brain defects like microcephaly. The World Health Organization recently warned that there is potential for a "marked increase" in the number of infections, including in Europe and the U.S. After all, as experts like to say, the mosquito knows no border. To understand the scope of the virus, we've compiled all the countries that have been hit with Zika so far during this outbreak.

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