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Zika Virus Update: What You Still Need to Know

What scientists have learned about the disease, where Zika is now, and how to protect yourself.

After ranking as one of the top health stories of 2016, the Zika virus has all but disappeared from the headlines.

But, out of the spotlight, scientists studying Zika have learned more about the nature of how this virus spreads, how it affects people exposed to it, how to prevent it, and where people are still at risk.

Here’s what you need to know about these developments.

See the latest update by Catherine Roberts on Consumer Report's website here.

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October 22, 2023

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