The Zika Outbreak Is Declared a Public Health Emergency in Puerto Rico

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This report provides background on the Zika virus (ZIKV) -- first recognized in Uganda in 1947 -- which emerged in South America early in 2015. It also specifically discusses the authority to declare a public health emergency in relation to Zika.

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Lister, Sarah A. August 17, 2016.

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  • Main Title: The Zika Outbreak Is Declared a Public Health Emergency in Puerto Rico
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This report provides background on the Zika virus (ZIKV) -- first recognized in Uganda in 1947 -- which emerged in South America early in 2015. It also specifically discusses the authority to declare a public health emergency in relation to Zika.

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Lister, Sarah A. The Zika Outbreak Is Declared a Public Health Emergency in Puerto Rico, report, August 17, 2016; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc958652/: accessed April 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.