The latest on the Zika virus outbreak in Malaria-affected countries, with the United States on track to be the first nation to get hit by the virus, with new data revealing the number of cases in the country is up significantly.
According to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO), Malaria is now the leading cause of death in the Americas and Africa.
In the U.S., the CDC reported an increase of more than 30% in cases, with more than 1.8 million new cases reported since the start of the outbreak.
The most recent data also showed that the number one cause of deaths from the virus was malaria.
The World Health organization (WHO) has estimated that Malaria causes over 400,000 deaths a year in the United Nations.
As the first major World Cup in South-East Asia, the Malaria world cup will be the event most affected by the outbreak, with a host of athletes including former tennis champion Serena Williams and basketball star Chris Paul being banned from participating.
At least nine teams from the country will be eliminated, including Australian soccer players Mia Hamm and Jodi Rose and former football player David Carney.
AFL and NRL players will be able to play, while a few teams from Australia and New Zealand will be allowed to participate.