The Pentagon says it’s working with federal, state and local authorities to monitor the Zika threat to military and civilian personnel and their families, according to a CBS News report.
Six family members of troops also contracted the virus, the Military Times reported.
The mosquito-borne virus has been spreading in Latin America and the Caribbean throughout the last year. The Zika virus also can be sexually transmitted, the CDC recently reported.
This week, at least 15 locally transmitted cases were confirmed in South Florida, a first for the mainland U.S. Mosquitoes on military bases in Florida have not tested positive for the Zika virus, the Military Times reported.