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The 23 countries with active Zika virus transmission: Full list

Published 02/02/2016

An Aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed through a microscope in Brazil (AP)
An Aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed through a microscope in Brazil (AP)

The World Health Organization has declared the Zika virus outbreak a "public health emergency of international concern". Here are the 23 countries affected:

Americas

Barbados

Bolivia

Brazil

Colombia

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, US territory

Costa Rica

Curacao

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

El Salvador

French Guiana

Guadeloupe

Guatemala

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Martinique

Mexico

Nicaragua

Panama

Paraguay

Saint Martin

Suriname

U.S. Virgin Islands

Venezuela

Oceana/Pacific Islands

American Samoa

Samoa

Africa

Cape Verde

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