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  • The Zika virus might be a bigger deal than we thought

    Boston Magazine - 08/05/2016

    Already scared of the Zika virus? You may not want to read on.

    The number of Zika cases reported by the CDC may be far too modest, according to computational models produced by Northeastern researchers. The CDC has estimated that the U.S. has seen roughly six locally acquired and 1,800 travel-related cases of Zika, but network scientist Alessandro Vespignani’s projections suggest that, actually, 30,000 Americans may have contracted the disease as of June 15, 2016. Estimates for Florida, California, Texas, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, and Oregon may be too low.

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