With growing fear surrounding the spread of the Zika virus, “Americas Now” brings together CCTV correspondent’s from across Latin America to report on how South American countries are being affected by the epidemic.
They also tell us what’s being done to stop the transmission of the disease and what to expect next.
“Americas Now” has reports from Stephen Gibbs in Caracas, Venezuela; Joel Richards in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Michelle Begue in Bogota, Colombia; Michael Voss in Havana, Cuba; Paulo Cabral in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Grace Gonzalez in Managua, Nicaragua; and Dan Collyns in Lima, Peru.
The Zika virus is transmitted through the bite of an Aedes mosquito. The virus originated in Uganda in 1947. Recently, Latin America has experienced a major outbreak.
Listen to the latest on Zika in Latin America, here.