Pentagon: 33 Of Our Service Members Are Infected With Zika, Including One Pregnant Woman


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The Pentagon announced Wednesday it believes 33 service members contracted the Zika virus abroad, and one of the service members is a pregnant woman.

According to Pentagon spokesman Air Force Major Ben Sakrisson, while it seems clear U.S. troops were infected overseas, what’s not clear is exactly where they contracted Zika, Reuters reports.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave a historical warning Monday, telling Americans to avoid traveling to an area just north of Miami. Tom Skinner, a spokesman for the CDC, said this was the first time the agency had ever warned Americans from heading into a neighborhood inside the U.S.

There are now 15 people infected with Zika in Florida, with 11 of that total coming in just this week.

Part of the issue with Zika is that four out five people don’t even exhibit any symptoms, making it far easier for the virus to spread.

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