Where Are Californians Acquiring the Zika Virus?

From Vax Before Travel
May 8, 2019

May 8th, 2019 – The State of California Health and Human Services Agency reported 17 Zika virus disease cases during 2019. 

According to this May 1, 2019 report, all 17 of these Zika cases are ‘travel-associated.’ 

The State of California defines this term to mean ‘persons exposed through travel to an affected area or contact with a traveler.’ 

Since federal privacy laws prohibit the State of California from disclosing where or how these Californians were exposed to the Zika virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes an extensive list of countries that have been associated with the Zika virus. 

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