“Many areas in the United States have the types of mosquitoes that can become infected with and spread Zika virus,” Haynes noted.
Skip in Skip x Embed x Share CLOSE The number of Zika virus cases is down markedly in the United States so far this year.
Monroe ended last year with 22 Zika cases, far more than any other upstate county.
A half-dozen locally acquired Zika cases were found in Brownsville, Texas, near the Mexican border, late last year.
“CDC is not able to predict how much Zika virus will spread in the continental United States during 2017,” said Haynes, the agency spokesman.
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New Zika study finds virus in 5 percent of donor blood samples in Belize
He said that the initiative began with the work of US students at the Belize Vector Ecology Center who were coming to Belize to study vector control.
Previously, Belize, unable to test for Zika in-country, had accessed limited testing assistance for high-risk cases from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad and Tobago.
The anomaly here might be the result of a changing testing regimen, which has seen more samples sent to neighboring Mexico for analysis, and a spike in Zika cases in northern Belize recorded since last November.
This is not the first time that microcephaly has been reported in Belize.
BELIZE CITY, Tues. July 11, 2017–According to the Zika update published by UNICEF on July 10, although the trend of reported new cases in Central America continues to decrease, Belize is an exception.
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