CDC urges health officials to prepare for possible Zika outbreak this summer

April 2, 2016 4:28 AM

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CDC urges health officials to prepare for possible Zika outbreak this summer

ATLANTA – The government urged health officials around the country Friday to get ready now in case there are outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in the U.S. this summer.

A Zika epidemic has been sweeping through Latin America and the Caribbean, and officials think it's likely some small clusters of Zika will occur in the U.S. when mosquito numbers boom.

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