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Fear of Zika Impacts Daily Life in U.S. and Latin America

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MIAMI, FL — After hearing the recent news that Colombia confirmed three deaths of patients infected with the Zika virus, Maritza Doria said she’s terrified of her upcoming business trip to her home country. Colombia has over 20,500 cases of Zika infection so far.

“If I could avoid the trip, I would. But I will be fined a penalty,” said Doria, who leaves in less than 10 days for the city of Popayán, which has a warm, humid climate — ideal for mosquitoes.

With her mind swirling with scenarios of being quarantined upon her return to Miami, she said she was stressed and not…

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