According to Communicable Diseases Dept. and Health Analysis Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) director Dr. Marcos Espinal, there are many people who will contract zika without knowing it.
He also said the virus shouldn’t cause alarm among the population. "The diagnosis is for monitoring. The main thing is to control the vectors," Espinal said during a conference in Santo Domingo.
Since the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transports the virus is found throughout the region, except in continental Chile and Canada, PAHO said it is likely that outbreaks will occur in other countries that have not yet reported any cases.