33 U.S. troops have contracted Zika virus

No Zika cases affecting WPAFB personnel, families

UPDATE @ 4:05 p.m.

There are no Zika cases among airmen, civilians or their families connected to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, said base spokesman Daryl Mayer.

The 324th Military Police Company from the Ohio National Guard based in Middletown also has no Zika cases to report, officials said during a homecoming ceremony held today at Franklin High School in Franklin. The unit had been deployed at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.


A pregnant woman is among the 33 U.S. service members who have contracted the Zika virus while serving overseas, military officials said today.

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.

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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.