CDC update: 147 Zika cases in U.S., new test for the virus

February 27, 2016 12:28 AM

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CDC update: 147 Zika cases in U.S., new test for the virus

There are nine cases of the Zika virus among pregnant women in the United States who have returned from travel to Zika-infected areas, the CDC said. The agency is investigating 10 more reports of the virus in pregnant women who have returned from infected destinations.

Of the nine confirmed cases, all the women experienced at least one of the four most common symptoms of the virus: fever, rash, red eyes (or conjunctivitis), and joint pain. Most of the women reported having a rash and most had two symptoms. None of the women was hospitalized.

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