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Policy Analysis | May 5, 2016

How many Zika infections have been confirmed in SLC Member States?

Roger Moore, Policy Analyst

Although a large-scale Zika outbreak is not likely in the United States, leading health officials have warned that localized infections are probable in the months ahead, particularly across the South, as warmer temperatures create hospitable climate conditions for disease-carrying mosquitoes. As of May 2016, all confirmed infections in the United States have been associated with travelers who visited countries with known Zika outbreaks.

Confirmed Zika Infections in SLC Member States

(current as of April 27, 2016)

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State Zika Infections Percent of U.S. Infections
Alabama 2 < 1
Arkansas 2 < 1
Florida 90 21
Georgia 13 3
Kentucky 5 1
Louisiana 4 1
Mississippi 3 1
Missouri 3 1
North Carolina 10 2
Oklahoma 4 1
South Carolina 0 0
Tennessee 2 < 1
Texas 30 8
Virginia 12 3
West Virginia 6 1

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention