From Precision Vaccinations
June 8, 2019
Contrary to everyone’s hopes, the Zika virus has returned to the USA and its territories in 2019.
As of June 7, 2019, the states of California (19), Florida (20), and Utah (1) have reported 40 travel-related Zika cases this year.
Thus far, these states have documented Zika infections in people who were infected while traveling abroad.
Additionally, Puerto Rico recently confirmed 18 Zika cases to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These new Zika cases were acquired through the presumed local, mosquito-borne transmission during 2019.
These new Puerto Rico cases are in addition to the 146 Zika cases confirmed by the CDC during 2018
Unfortunately, there have been 9 pregnant women confirmed in Florida with Zika.
This information is very concerning from a public health perspective. While many people with Zika virus infection experience no symptoms, the virus poses potentially serious risks to unborn children.