Puerto Rico declares Zika epidemic to be over

Puerto Rico's Zika epidemic has ended, officials said Monday, noting substantially fewer new cases this spring.

Only 10 cases have been reported in each four-week period since April, a dramatic decrease from the more than 8,000 cases reported in a four-week period at the peak of the epidemic last August, according to a health ministry statement.

The island has been the part of the United States hardest hit by the mosquito-borne virus, with authorities counting more than 40,000 confirmed...

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