Study: More Than 90 Million may get Zika 07/26/2016

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By Robert King
As many as 93 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean, including 1.6 million childbearing women, could get the Zika virus over the next few years, according to a new startling study.

The study from the University of Notre Dame released Monday noted that the projections are a worst-case scenario. The study comes as federal and local officials are investigating what could be the first mosquito-borne cases of Zika in the U.S.

"Only about 20 percent of people who are infected develop any symptoms whatsoever, and even fewer than that will seek medical care and show up in government statistics," the researchers said.

An estimated 53 million people were infected in 2010 in Latin America and the Caribbean, the study said.

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