3 Pregnant Women in Florida Have Zika

They traveled outside of the US: officials
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2016 7:19 AM CST
A woman shows a photo of her ultrasound at a hospital in Brazil.   (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

(Newser) – Three pregnant women in Florida have tested positive for the Zika virus after traveling, reports the Miami Herald. Officials say the women traveled outside of the US, though they aren't saying where, per ABC News. It isn't clear how far along the women are in their pregnancies. Zika, linked to microcephaly and Guillain-Barre, is mostly transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which are found in Florida, but can also be passed through semen and blood transfusions. The new cases bring the total in Florida to 32 and have pushed Gov. Rick Scott to ask the CDC for 250 more Zika antibody tests. (Read more Zika virus stories.)

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