So just how bad do experts expect the Zika Virus to get in Puerto Rica? One health expert is warning that he expects one in four people in the US territory of Puerto Rico to be infected with the Zika virus before the end of 2016! This comes as Puerto Rica has reported 1,914 new cases of the disease in the last week, and there are said to be 10,690 cases total.
Excerpt From The Sun:
The island’s Health Secretary Ana Rius has said that of the total cases 1,035 involve pregnant women. The virus is thought to cause serious birth defects including ‘shrunken heads’ in babies. Officials say 90 people in Puerto Rico have been hospitalised by the virus. Roughly 30 of them are said to have been diagnosed with the temporary paralysis condition Guillain-Barre which is linked to the condition.