Zika virus us map. This is a list of countries with zika virus outbreaks in the last 9 months as of 1st may 2016. Zika is a mosquito borne infection caused by zika virus a member of the genus flavivirus and family flaviviridae. Zika virus map of countries affected with outbreaks of the zika virus are listed below. A new map shows mosquitoes that can carry the zika virus are found in 40 states and washington dc.
Countries in red have higher outbreaks of zika virus. Public health officials are bracing for local outbreaks of the zika virus in the continental u. The zika virus map shown above is liable to change at any time due to new countries being added which have zika virus outbreaks. Cases of zika reported in the united states and us territories by year world map map of all countries and territories throughout the world where zika is a risk.
Some countries shown on the map have very few cases of zika virus whilst others may have severe outbreaks. Cases are reported to cdc by state territorial and local health departments using standard case definitions. Countries in yellow have low outbreaks of zika virus. And 20 confirmed cases in puerto rico and the us.
These are final 2017 data reported to arbonet for zika virus disease. As of july 2016. The greatest likelihood of acquiring zika virus infection is in a country with risk however the individual risk of infection is likely to be lower if mosquito bite avoidance measures are followed. This includes 11 people in the continental us.
Zika virus was first isolated from a monkey in the zika forest in uganda in 1947. Zika virus is a mosquito borne disease that can cause birth defects in babies if it infects a pregnant woman. 437 cases in travelers returning from affected areas 7 cases.