Zika Virus Alerts
CDC figures as of June, 2016:
Travel-associated cases reported in the United States: 618
Locally acquired vector-borne cases reported: 0
What does this mean?
Currently, over 600 laboratory-confirmed cases of Zika Virus have been reported by the CDC within the United States. However, all of these cases involved people who had recently been traveling in Zika-infected areas. 1,110 locally acquired cases have been reported in US territories outside the contiguous 48 states, including American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
What you should know
Presently, no cases of the Zika Virus have been contracted by a person while in the US, although it is possible that this will change. There is no vaccine or treatment for Zika; the best method of prevention is reducing your risk of exposure to infected mosquitoes. Additionally, Zika Virus can potentially be transmitted in ways other than mosquito bites, including sexually from person to person.
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National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC)
Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Department of Entomology
Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program, Regents of the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Purdue Entomology Extension
Department of Entomologyat the University of Kentucky
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Information herein was sourced from the above governmental and academic sources. We are not affiliated with the CDC or any other organization. The information is provided for general information purposes. We are not liable for any inaccuracies at the time of writing or due to any new developments or scientific findings. This advice is not to be considered a substitute for consulting with a physician, entomologist, or pest control professional.