Almost 300 pregnant women have Zika in US, territories – CDC

American officials are monitoring nearly 300 pregnant women who have contracted the Zika virus in the United States and its territories, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced.
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Health officials are keeping tabs on 157 pregnant women who have been infected within the 50 US states, the CDC said on Friday. That is more than three times higher than the CDC previously reported on May 11, when it said that 48 pregnant women in the US had the virus.

Even taking that surge into account, the areas most at risk are in US territories such as Puerto Rico, where 122 pregnant women are infected.

The overall number of infected pregnant women in the US and its territories now stands at 279, far higher than the roughly 110 reported on May 11.

Source: Almost 300 pregnant women have Zika in US, territories – CDC

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