Cuba Fights Off Zika

September 18, 2016

The number of confirmed cases of Zika continues to climb in Central America and the Caribbean, except for Cuba. Cuban officials say that only three people there have contracted the virus from local mosquitoes.

And they credit the communist island's extensive health care system and intensive spraying against the insect. NPR's Carrie Kahn reports on the successful Cuban effort and why it isn't easy for other countries in the region to emulate.



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