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Refusal to Spray Worsened Zika in Puerto Rico: EPA Official

Puerto Rico’s refusal to allow aerial spraying of insecticides likely worsened the Zika virus outbreak on the island, according to the EPA’s top official overseeing its Zika response efforts.

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