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Back to Its Roots: How Zika May Threaten Africa

Florzinha Amado is eight months pregnant and trying to stay calm about whether the Zika virus infection she contracted at 21 weeks could have harmed her unborn child. But Amado isn't Brazilian. She lives on the volcanic archipelago of Cape Verde, 570 km (350 miles) west of Senegal, and is one of 100 pregnant women in the capital of Praia who have contracted Zika there. Their fears, and those of West African authorities seeking to prepare the region's defenses, are shared by...

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