This disease is endemic in this part of the world; more than 80 percent of the population are at one time or another affected by it.
Indeed, it is possible that Zika has remained endemic here but has simply not been identified because it is not routinely tested for.
Unfortunately, the first contacts between indigenous people, conquerors, and settlers lead to the involuntary spread of deadly endemic European diseases conveyed by the new arrivals.
The virus can take hold if enough people become infected for it to become endemic a word meaning its in a region permanently.
But following the announcement of Najibs official exoneration, critics spoke out against the decision, which many said exemplified a system of endemic corruption.