On Monday, a virus that can cause severe birth defects in its victims has begun to affect a city in Brazil.
The virus, which has been causing microcephaly in Brazil’s northeast, has killed about 50,000 people.
That number is expected to rise as more babies are born with congenital abnormalities.
The new Zika virus has infected thousands of people in Brazil and has spread rapidly in some parts of the country.
About 200,000 pregnant women are infected with Zika.
A total of 11,000 cases of microcepaly have been reported in Brazil, which is the most affected nation.
The city of Recife in northeast Brazil is home to about 100,000 residents.
The latest virus outbreak has also affected Rio de Janeiro, home to more than 200 million people, according to the country’s health ministry.
The country’s Zika emergency declared Tuesday is in response to the outbreak in Recife.
More than 70 percent of the people infected in the country have had symptoms.
Officials have warned that a surge in the number of cases in the state could lead to more cases in other states.
In a news conference, Brazil’s Health Minister said the new Zika case in Rio de Janiero, the state with the highest number of confirmed cases, will be added to the list of confirmed Zika cases.
He said there is a risk that it could become a precedent for other states and regions to come in.
The Ministry said it is working on a plan to reduce the number and distribution of ZIKV cases in Brazil to reduce spread and spread of the disease.
The state of Rio de Decio, also in the northeast, reported about 5,000 new Zika cases, but it is still under quarantine, and the city’s governor said there are still no cases.
The outbreak in Rio, which started in February, has affected almost 5,300 people, and there have been no deaths, according with the state health ministry, which reported that there were 932 confirmed cases in Rio in the first four days of March.
There are about 4,000 reported Zika cases in all of Brazil, but there have so far been only three deaths.
The World Health Organization has declared the Zika epidemic a public health emergency.
The Brazilian government has announced that a state of emergency has been imposed in all parts of Brazil.