Thousands In US May Be Infected With Zika, CDC Says.

ABC News (5/24, Mohney) reports on its website Federal health officials believe that “thousands” of people may have been infected with Zika virus prior to coming back home to the US. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention principal deputy director Dr. Anne Schuchat “said approximately 500 people in the US were found to have likely been infected with Zika,” but since 80% of those with Zika are asymptomatic, “she estimates that thousands may have arrived in the US unaware they were infected with the Zika virus and potentially able to start an outbreak through the mosquito population.” National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which carries Zika virus, “is a really difficult mosquito to deal with.”

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