Number of Pregnant Women with Zika Virus in U.S. Triples, CDC says
Posted: May 20, 2016 2:21 PM CDT
(CNN)The number of pregnant women with the Zika virus in the United States has more than tripled, increasing from 48 to 157, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.
The increase is, in part, because there are more pregnant women with the virus, and officials are keeping track of them in a different way. This tracking now includes counting women who are asymptomatic, meaning they have no symptoms.
"These new numbers reflect a broader group of pregnant women -- pregnant women who have any laboratory evidence of possible Zika virus infection, and whether or not they recalled symptoms," a CDC statement said.
The CDC released the information in a report published online Friday.
The report also said there are 122 pregnant women with the Zika virus in U.S. territories.
It did not detail the outcomes of the pregnancies.