|MMWR Early Release|
Vol. 65, Early Release
February 12, 2016
|In this report|
|Local Transmission of Zika Virus — Puerto Rico, November 23, 2015–January 28, 2016|
Dana L. Thomas, MD; Tyler M. Sharp, PhD; Jomil Torres, MS; et al.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65(Early Release):1–6
On December 31, 2015, the Puerto Rico Department of Health reported the first locally
acquired case of Zika virus disease in a jurisdiction of the United States in a patient from
southeastern Puerto Rico. Zika virus is expected to continue to spread throughout the
territory, and the 3.5 million residents of Puerto Rico, including approximately 43,000
pregnant women per year, are at risk for Zika virus infection.