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21% of Puerto Rico's Population Was Infected With Zika

December 3, 2020 • 3:53 pm CST
(Zika News)

A recent study published by The Lancet focused on screening blood donations for Zika virus RNA with nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) on April 3, 2016, in Puerto Rico. These researchers followed up with positive donors to assess the dynamics of viral and serological markers during the early stages of Zika virus infection and update the estimate of infection incidence in the Puerto Rican population during the outbreak.

This study estimates that around 21% of Puerto Rico's population was infected during the 2016 outbreak.