by Allen J. Sheinman | December 02, 2016
Statistics continue to trend upward on instances of Zika virus reported in the U.S. and U.S. territories, according to the latest update from the federal Centers for Disease Control, released today. As of Nov. 30, the CDC reported 185 cases of locally acquired mosquito-borne Zika in the U.S., compared to 139 cases as of Nov. 16. Travel-associated cases stood at 4,310, compared to 4,115 two weeks previously. U.S. territories, primarily Puerto Rico, reported 33,258 cases, mostly locally acquired, on Nov. 30, compared to 32,068 on Nov. 16.
The states notching the most travel-related cases of Zika in the Nov. 30 update were New York (921), Florida (785), California (368) and Texas (258).
The CDC's full update, along with prevention advice and more, can be found here.