Puerto Rico Declared Zika Epidemic Over, But Experts Say That's Premature

Puerto Rico declared Monday that its 2016 Zika outbreak had ended, citing falling virus transmissions. Since April, 10 Zika cases have been reported in a four-week period, compared with 8,000 cases in a four-week period during the epidemic’s peak in August 2016.

But health experts caution that reduced transmissions don’t necessarily indicate the virus is no longer a threat. They point out that it’s not yet peak mosquito season and a more apt comparison can be made in...

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