Before Hurricane Maria, the Zika crisis was already pushing Puerto Rico’s health care system to the limit. Then the storm came and crippled it completely — no more testing pregnant mothers for Zika, and no more tracking babies born to Zika-infected mothers. A year later, things are still not back to normal. And it’s becoming clear that many babies that seem fine may not be.
The GroundTruth Project in collaboration with Reveal, the podcast from the Center for Investigative Reporting, traveled to Puerto Rico to talk with patients and doctors to find out why Zika is not being diagnosed in the island.
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Essential funding for this project was provided by Knight Foundation, Further Forward Foundation, Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation, Solutions Journalism Network and The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Additional funding was provided by Mass Humanities and WGBH News. Additional support was provided by the Bake Family Trust, Spring Point Partners, Kings and Feinberg Hanson LLP