Two Additional People Confirmed with Zika Virus
The Alabama Department of Public Health reports the second and third confirmed travel-related cases of Zika virus in Alabama residents. The positive specimens were from people of Jefferson and Shelby counties. On February 10, it was announced that a resident of Morgan County with a history of travel to a Zika-affected area was confirmed to have the Zika virus. Specimens are being submitted for testing on Alabama residents with a travel history to areas where Zika virus outbreaks are ongoing. In addition to the 3 positives, there have been 40 other submissions received with 28 test results pending. As of March 9, there have been no locally acquired cases reported in the U-S; all 193 cases nationally have been associated with travel to Zika-affected areas.