Number of Zika cases in US nears 1,000; 7 babies born with Zika-related birth defects

In the last week, 115 new Zika virus cases were reported in the United States, bringing to total number of Zika cases to 935, according to the CDC.

All but one of those cases is travel-associated — the other case was a lab-acquired case in Pennsylvania. Thirteen of the Zika cases in the states were sexually transmitted.

In the U.S. territories, 166 new Zika virus cases appeared in the last week, bringing the total number of cases in American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from 1,860 to 2,026 as of June 29.

The CDC also started tracking the number of pregnant women who have any laboratory evidence of possible Zika infection. As of June 23, 287 pregnant women in the states and District of Columbia and 250 pregnant women in the U.S. territories have evidence of Zika.

Additionally, as of June 23, seven infants in the U.S. states have been born with Zika-related birth defects, and five women experienced Zika-related pregnancy losses (miscarriage, stillbirth and terminations) with birth defects.

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