EPIDEMIC
Disease: Zika Virus Epidemic
Estimated Death Toll: 53
Location: Worldwide

In early 2015, a widespread epidemic of Zika fever, caused by the Zika virus in Brazil, spread to other parts of South and North America. It also affected several islands in the Pacific and Southeast Asia. In January 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) said the virus was likely to spread throughout most of the Americas by the end of the year. In November 2016 WHO announced the end of the Zika epidemic. Wikipedia Reference »

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