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ZIKA VIRUS UPDATE: 3,176 CONFIRMED CASES IN UNITED STATES

 

Zika Case Count: As of September 14, there were more than 20,800 confirmed cases of Zika virus in U.S. States and Territories.

• 3,176 confirmed cases of Zika in U.S. States and District of Columbia.
• 17,694 confirmed cases of Zika in U.S. Territories.

Pregnant women with evidence of Zika virus: As of September 8, there were more than 1,880 pregnant women with evidence of Zika virus.

• 731 pregnant women in U.S. States and District of Columbia.
• 1,156 pregnant women in U.S. Territories.

For a state-by-state table of Zika cases in the U.S. visit: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/united-states.html

As of September 9, 2016, HHS has obligated a total of $321 million of the funding redirected in April for the domestic Zika response.

Theme for the week of September 19, 2016: Test Your Zika Knowledge

• The Zika theme for the week of September 19 is Test Your Zika Knowledge. CDC has answers to your questions about Zika.

Notable Zika News:

• CDC MMWR: Preliminary Findings from an Investigation of Zika Virus Infection in a Patient with No Known Risk Factors — Utah, 2016: On Tuesday, CDC posted online as an MMWR Early Release, Preliminary Findings from an Investigation of Zika Virus Infection in a Patient with No Known Risk Factors in Utah. This investigation suggests the possibility of a new transmission route for Zika virus, given that the patient had no known risk factors for becoming infected with the virus, and had close contact with the index patient’s body fluids during his illness. To read the MMWR in its entirety, please click here. If you have any questions about this MMWR, please email: [email protected]
• CDC MMWR: Zika Virus Disease Cases — 50 States and the District of Columbia, January 1–July 31, 2016: Also on Tuesday, CDC posted online as an MMWR Early Release, Zika Virus Disease Cases — 50 States and the District of Columbia, January 1–July 31, 2016. As of September 3, 2016, a total of 2,382 confirmed and probable cases of Zika virus disease with symptom onset during January 1–July 31, 2016, had been reported from 48 of 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Most cases (2,354; 99%) were travel-associated. Twenty-eight (1%) cases were reported as locally acquired, including 26 associated with mosquito-borne transmission, one acquired in a laboratory, and one with an unknown mode of transmission. To read the MMWR in its entirety, please click here. If you have any questions about this MMWR, please email: [email protected]

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