What is Zika?

Zika is a viral infection that is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Outbreaks typically occur in tropical Africa and Southeast Asia. In May 2015, Brazil reported the first outbreak of Zika in the Americas. Zika is now present in tropical areas.

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1. What is Zika?
2. What are the countries and territories that have reported ongoing transmission in the Americas Region?
3. Are there any people with Zika in the US or New Jersey?
4. Why has the CDC issued a travel alert for Zika if there is no transmission in the US?
5. What can we expect in the near future?
6. Is the U.S. at risk of a widespread outbreak?