Zika Virus: First US death

Zika Puerto Rico
Zika Puerto Rico

The U.S. territory’s health secretary reported on April 29 that a 70-year-old man died due to complications from the virus.

Areas with active mosquito-borne transmission of Zika virus

Prior to 2015, Zika virus outbreaks 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 and territories

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

Latest Travel Notice Information

US Territories*

Local mosquito-borne transmission of Zika virus has been reported in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.

*Territories of the United States are sub-national administrative divisions overseen by the US federal government.
-CDC (information current up to April 29, 2016) Go to CDC for more info.

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