The World Health Organization has warned that the spread of the Zika outbreak could be worse than the pandemic, and the government is facing a crisis of its own.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the outbreak is the third largest in history.
It is currently affecting more than a billion people and is spread through the air and in the soil.
At least three countries are now reporting cases, including Brazil, which has recorded 1,964.
Brazil has reported 8,065 confirmed cases and 3,000 deaths.
It has also reported a further 6,000 cases, bringing the country’s total to about 8,500.
There have been an estimated 3.5 million cases in the US, including 667,000 in the northeast.
There are also about 890,000 suspected cases, according to the CDC.
Some experts believe that the Zika pandemic has reached its peak, but that is still expected to increase with the pandemics spread.
Dr John Wiedemer, a virologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, told The Independent: I think that the peak is coming soon, and that the impact is going to be very, very bad.
The pandemic is over, but the impact will be even more severe.
More:The virus is highly contagious and can travel long distances.
It has been transmitted through close contact with infected mosquitoes and was first detected in the Caribbean and now has been confirmed in the Americas, with Brazil, Peru and Colombia all having confirmed cases.
This is the first pandemic in modern history to be attributed to an airborne virus, the CDC has said.
A WHO spokesman said the current situation in the world was “unique”.
He said: We are not in a place where we have a pandemic as severe as we had with the coronavirus.
He said that was the “precautionary principle” for governments, hospitals and others in response to the crisis.
But he said it was a “very dangerous situation”.
Dr Mark Frieden, the US head of the CDC, told CNN on Monday that the virus had reached “critical mass” and would now spread “faster and more quickly than we anticipated”.
He told CNN: “We need to get to a point where we are really seeing the impact of the pandemaker, of what we call the pandebaby, in the next six to 12 months.”
A report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) said that it would be too soon to determine if the pandep had reached a point of “catastrophic” severity, but warned that if it did the risk would be “very high”.
“We are at critical mass,” the report said.
“There are a lot of things going on in the global pandemic that we do not know how many of those things are related to this.”
The WHO said there was “little evidence” that the strain of the virus was linked to a rise in the number of new cases or deaths.
The report added that there were “limited, preliminary indications” that a spike in cases was linked with the virus spreading to more regions.
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