Puerto Rico is preparing for a Zika outbreak that has infected a record number of residents.
Puerto Ricans living in the United States have been advised to wear masks and wash their hands frequently.
It is unclear how many residents have contracted the virus, though health officials say more than 50,000 people have tested positive.
Officials say it is too early to know how many people will be infected.
The virus has also prompted Puerto Rico to declare a state of emergency, and it is unclear whether the U.S. territory can start taking in migrants from the United Kingdom and other countries.
Officials are also concerned about how widespread the outbreak is.
“We don’t have enough health professionals in the Puerto Rican community to protect people and keep them safe from the disease,” Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló said.
But he stressed that the government has taken steps to ensure Puerto Ricos’ health and safety.
People from the island of Vieques are at a high risk of contracting the virus as they arrive in the U, he said.
Rosselló says he’s confident Puerto Rico will be able to contain the virus once the pandemic ends.
He says there is a lot of concern about how the pandemics have affected the population, but he said the island is still preparing.
Puerto Rico has the highest number of reported cases of Zika, with more than 1,800 confirmed cases and more than 2,300 suspected cases.
There are about 4,000 cases of the virus in the island, according to Puerto Rico’s Department of Health and Hospitals.