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Imported, or travel associated Zika virus cases have been reported in more than 100 people in the United States to date, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) update Thursday.

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As of Feb. 24, health officials put the case count at 107 from 24 states and the District of Columbia; however, this number is lower than the actual count as cases reported from several states are not yet tabulated in the CDC numbers.

No local transmission has been recorded on the US, with such cases being reported only in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

North of the border, Canadian health officials say 14 travel-related cases of Zika virus have been reported as of Thursday.

Currently, neither of the mosquitoes that transmit Zika virus is found in Canada due to the climate. So, there is a very low probability of transmission in Canada. To date, there have been no reported cases of locally acquired Zika virus in Canada.


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