Zika Virus Update: 36 People in US Infected, Houston Woman Recounts Infection

Saturday, January 30, 2016
By Paul Martin

Jan 29, 2016

As the Zika virus outbreak spreads across Central and South America, here are the latest details on the virus, which has been linked to birth defects in newborns.

At Least 31 People Diagnosed With Zika in U.S.

There are currently 36 people in the U.S. who have been diagnosed with the Zika virus, including four pregnant women — two in Illinois and one each in Washington DC and New York.

Those infected are spread across 11 states and Washington, D.C., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All of those infected contracted the virus outside of the U.S. before returning, according to health officials.

Another woman in Hawaii is believed to have had the Zika virus after her infant was born with the associated birth defect called microcephaly — characterized by an abnormally small head and brain, which can lead to developmental delays. The birth defect has been associated with the virus in Brazil, where more than 4,000 children have been diagnosed with the condition.

Houston Woman Recounts Zika Infection

A Houston woman described what it was like to be infected with the Zika virus during a trip to El Salvador over Christmas.

Lizzie Morales told ABC’s Houston station KTRK-TV that she spent a week experiencing the extreme fatigue, nausea and a large rash that covered her body.

“You have no strength or energy to sit down. You just want to lay down and sleep,” she told KTRK-TV.

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