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New York City confirms its first Zika-related microcephaly case, Florida is investigating a possible 2nd local infection, and Puerto Rico turns down a CDC plan to spray for mosquitoes.
Also, Mexican scientists have detected Zika virus in Aedes albopictus mosquitoes for the first time in the Americas, and US officials posted guidance for protecting workers.
The WHO said though Zika virus has circulated in Africa before, the effect of an importation from the Americas is unclear.
Also today, two new microcephaly studies documented Zika virus in fetal tissue, strengthening a possible link between the two conditions.
Seven outbreak countries are seeing a rise in microcephaly or Guillain-Barre disease.
The spread to more countries comes as Brazil reported 340 more possibly related microcephaly cases.
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