2018 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
A new CDC analysis suggests HIV prevention pill is not reaching most Americans who could benefit – especially people of color.
MMWR News Synopsis for MARCH 8, 2018
:: Noncongenital Zika Virus Disease Cases — 50 States and the District of Columbia, 2016
Based on the data in this report, CDC continues to recommend that people living in or traveling to areas with risk of Zika infection take steps to prevent mosquito bites and sexual transmission of Zika. More information is available at https://www.cdc.gov/zika/about/overview.html. Most reported cases of Zika in 2016 in the continental United States were in travelers. CDC data show that in 2016, 5,168 symptomatic cases of Zika virus disease (Zika) were reported from the 50 U.S. states and Washington, DC. Of those cases, 4,897 (more than 9 out of 10) occurred in people after travel from areas with risk of Zika outside the continental United States; 224 people were reported to have been infected with Zika from local mosquitoes in small areas of Florida and Texas. Quickly identifying and investigating cases of Zika, especially in areas where mosquitoes are spreading the virus, may help direct mosquito control efforts and may reduce the further spread of Zika.