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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the outbreak in Brazil has affected as many as 1.7 million people, according to officials.
The latest estimate from Brazil’s Ministry of Health says that more than 500,000 cases have been reported so far.
There have been no deaths reported so the country has seen its worst-ever number of new cases.
A total of 3,066 cases have also been reported in Brazil, according the WHO.
The country has reported more than 5,000 new confirmed cases since the outbreak began, according a CNN tally.
The virus was first detected in Brazil in March, and officials are concerned that it could spread quickly if it’s not contained.
On Thursday, the country’s President Michel Temer announced a government ban on travel to the country, saying the move would prevent Brazil from becoming a haven for the virus.
Temer has also said that the virus will not be contained.
More: President Temer, in a speech to the nation, said that all citizens must remain alert and not allow the spread of the virus to become widespread.