Pregnant Woman in NYC Is One of 31 Infected With Zika Virus in US

Friday, January 29, 2016
By Paul Martin

Jan 29, 2016

At least 31 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with the Zika virus in 11 states, including a pregnant woman in New York City, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Two other pregnant women were diagnosed with the disease in Illinois earlier this month.

Health officials noted that all those infected likely contracted the disease outside of the U.S. There is no current transmission of the virus in the country.

There have been reports of transmission in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, where at least 20 people have been diagnosed with the virus.

Three people in New York City, including one pregnant woman, have been diagnosed with the virus, health officials said Thursday.

“Because Zika virus is primarily transmitted by infected mosquitoes, there is very limited chance of local transmission in New York during the winter,” New York Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said in a statement. “Even so, the Department of Health is taking steps now to protect the health of all New Yorkers and to prepare for the warmer months when mosquitos will be active in New York.”

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