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This map depicts nationwide gang presence by county in 2010. Click the graphic source to view.
U.S.
ICE 'EM
The United States Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has arrested 1,378 people over the last six weeks in a massive gang-related operation. According to ICE, those arrested were considered "confirmed" gang members if they: admitted to membership, had been convicted of gang-related offenses, had tattoos of a specific gang, or were identified by a reliable source. Out of those arrested, 900 were U.S. citizens and 283 had no gang affiliation. ICE says, "We are not done."
 
The massive operation arrested members from various gangs including the Bloods, Crips, Surenos and MS-13. The map depicts nationwide gang presence by county in 2010. Click on the map to expand.
Further Reading: Washington Post, CNN, BBC, NBC, OZY
Graphic Source: The Gang Enforcement Company
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This map depicts countries with Zika virus in the Americas. Click the graphic source to view.
Brazil 
Curbing Zika  

18 months after a surge of the Zika virus in Brazil, the country has declared an end to its public health emergency. Brazilian officials stated that between January and April of 2017, the number of Zika related cases dropped by 95%, compared to the 170,535 cases reported in the same time period a year ago. The mosquito-borne virus was not considered a major health threat until the 2015 outbreak which revealed that Zika can lead to severe birth defects. At its height, the virus has been linked to severe birth defects in almost 30 countries. One of the defects that were widely publicized was microcephaly which causes babies to be born with skulls much smaller than expected. The Brazilian health ministry and other organizations have been working to stop the proliferation of the Aedes aegypti mosquito which is known for transmitting not only the Zika virus but also dengue and chikungunya. 

The map depicts countries with Zika virus in the Americas. Click the map to expand.

Graphic Source: BBC (2)
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The map depicts Hepatitis C outbreaks due to injection drug abuse in the U.S. reported in 2013.
US
Opioid States 
A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) reveals Hepatitis C virus infections in the United States has nearly tripled between the years 2010 and 2015. The reason is believed to be due to an increasing drug injection trend tied to the opioid epidemic in rural and suburban areas of the US. The areas most impacted are in parts of Appalachia and rural areas of the Midwest and New England. Namely,  Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Tennessee and West Virginia have Hepatitis C rates at least twice the national average. 
 
The map depicts Hepatitis C outbreaks due to injection drug abuse in the US reported in 2013. Click the map to expand.
Further Reading: CDCVoxFox61, NPR, USA Today,
Graphic Source: WSJ
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Yesterday's Answer
Q: Which place in the United States' mainland is commonly thought to receive the first rays of sunlight in the morning?
 
A: Mount Katahdin
Mount Katahdin is the centerpiece of Baxter State Park in Maine. It is commonly thought that Katahdin is the first place in the U.S. mainland to receive sunlight in the morning, but this is incorrect. Other mountains, lower in elevation but farther to the east or southeast, depending on the season, see the first sunrise of the day.

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Today's Question
Q:  In what country has 280 miles of paved bike lane been forgotten and covered in plant overgrowth since the 1930's?

Stay tuned for Monday's DailyGeo where we reveal the correct answer!

 

 
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