PBS NewsHour

What’s the truth about Zika in post-hurricane Puerto Rico?

Clip: 11/15/2018 | 5m 47s Video has closed captioning.

At the Zika epidemic's 2016 height, 10 percent of Puerto Rican women were testing positive for the disease. But when Hurricane Maria slammed the island in September 2017, crippling its health care system, the focus shifted to hurricane recovery, and labs no longer sent testing samples to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Beth Murphy takes a look at Zika in post-hurricane Puerto Rico.

Aired: 11/15/18

Rating: NR

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