The global spread of the Zika virus has killed more than half of the estimated 50 million cases of the disease worldwide.
As of Monday, there were 532,000 cases of Zika worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported Monday.
The WHO said that of the 532-million cases of disease worldwide, 1.7 million of those cases have been attributed to Zika and that there have been more than 2.2 million deaths.
The number of deaths is estimated to be over 5 million, according to the WHO.
A number of other countries have also reported that the virus has spread to their territory.
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The world is in the midst of an unprecedented outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease.
A staggering amount of the virus’ impact has been concentrated in Brazil, where the Zika case rate is about 4,000 per 100,000 people.
There have been nearly 1,000 confirmed cases in Brazil in the last few weeks, with the country set to see a surge in the number of infections and deaths as it struggles with the spread of Zika.
A new virus, which has the potential to be devastating, is being dubbed “Zika-B”.
Zika is also spreading in Africa.
Zikavirus is caused by a single-stranded RNA virus and can cause mild to moderate symptoms such as fever and rash.
It can also cause birth defects, including microcephaly, a condition in which a child is born with small heads.
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The new virus has also spread to Europe and Australia, where it is believed to have been caused by the Zika strain previously known as Zaire-1.
More to come.