The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced a $1.5 billion injection to fight the Zika outbreak.
The announcement, made Thursday, comes as the World Health Organization says the world is on track to see at least 8,000 new cases of the Zika disease this year, which is the highest rate since it was first detected in the Americas.
The outbreak has been sweeping through the Americas, and officials say the virus is spreading faster than ever before in the region.
Here are the top five questions about the outbreak.1.
How many people are infected?
The CDC says the outbreak has affected a staggering 2.4 million people in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, with some 2.7 million of those people contracting the virus themselves.
The CDC has estimated that a quarter of the affected people will die.2.
Where are the cases coming from?
The most common place of infection is in the United States.
The country has been the epicenter of the virus, with more than 40 states having reported new cases since October.
The outbreak is also spreading in other countries, such as Australia, and New Zealand, which have been among the hardest hit.3.
How do I get tested?
CDC recommends testing in three doses.
The most recent CDC estimates suggest that roughly 85 percent of those who have tested positive will be tested.
CDC also says it will send 1.6 million kits out to all states and territories.4.
Who are the victims?
Most of the people affected are people in their 30s and 40s who have never had the virus before, but there are some who have had it for a long time.
The Centers for Diseases Control and Preventives (CDC), the U, and other health agencies have warned people not to delay getting tested until after the pandemic.5.
How can I get vaccinated?
Most people infected with the virus do not need to get tested because the virus can only be transmitted through sexual contact and not through contact with an infected person.
However, some people who have been infected are not protected from getting the virus because of certain genetic conditions.