Zika continues to infiltrate US, 20 babies born with Zika-related birth defects

Twenty babies in the U.S. have been born with Zika-related birth defects and 749 pregnant women have lab evidence of possible Zika infection as of Sept. 15, according to the CDC's most recent update.

There are 3,358 people in the U.S. with the mosquito-born and sexually transmitted virus in the U.S. as of Sept. 21. Of those, 28 people were infected via sexual contact.

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Additionally, the CDC reported 43 of the total cases were acquired from mosquitoes in Florida. However, the Florida Department of Health lists its number of locally acquired Zika cases at 92 as of Sept. 22.

Zika is even more prevalent in U.S. territories: There are 19,777 total Zika cases in American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

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