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Zika-affected areas
  • Published Date:
    January 23, 2016
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Zika-affected areas
  • Description:
    Where has Zika virus been found?

    • Prior to 2015, Zika virus outbreaks have occurred in areas of Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands.

    • In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infections in Brazil.

    • Currently, outbreaks are occurring in many countries.

    • Zika virus will continue to spread and it will be difficult to determine how the virus will spread over time.

    Zika in the United States and its territories:

    • No locally transmitted Zika cases have been reported in the continental United States, but cases have been reported in returning travelers.

    • Locally transmitted Zika virus has been reported in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

    • With the recent outbreaks, the number of Zika cases among travelers visiting or returning to the United States will likely increase.

    • These imported cases could result in local spread of the virus in some areas of the United States.

    • Countries and territories with active Zika virus transmission

    Countries and territories with active Zika virus transmission:

    AMERICAS: Barbados; Bolivia; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; El Salvador; French Guiana; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Martinique; Mexico; Panama; Paraguay; Puerto Rico; Saint Martin; Suriname; Venezuela


    AFRICA: Cape Verde

    Previous map called: Countries that have past or current evidence of Zika virus transmission (as of January 2016).


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