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A report released Thursday shows Zika had about the same impact on birth defects in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories as it did in other places hit by the epidemic.

Feds Declare Zika Emergency In Puerto Rico

Aug 14, 2016
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

With more than 10,000 confirmed Zika cases on the island, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday declared a public-health emergency in Puerto Rico.

Abe Aboraya / Health News Florida

Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said places where Zika virus is being caught locally should not accept blood donations until there’s a test.

And just like that, the island commonwealth of Puerto Rico was in a pinch, needing to look elsewhere. Orlando-based OneBlood was one of three blood bank networks in the U.S. helping out.

Miami New Times

The body count is rising on this U.S. island as narcotics headed for Miami and other East Coast cities move through, Miami New Times reports. Puerto Ricans horrified by a murder rate seven times the national average are fleeing -- many to Florida.   

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