U.S. Brazilians Stay Away from Brazil For Fear of Zika

By Christina Thornell

The Zika outbreak is affecting Brazilians in New York despite being 4000 miles away. As diagnoses rise Brazilians are reconsidering traveling back home – especially pregnant women, who are afraid of contracting the virus suspected to cause birth defects in babies.

 

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Ana Palazzo, a Brazilian New Yorker, in her Upper West Side home. Ana was visiting family in Sao Paulo last November, two months pregnant with twins, when she first heard the news of Zika. Photos by Christina Thornell

 

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