For months now, we've been warning that the Zika virus was destined to be a U.S. threat.
And that's exactly what's been happening.
On Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said that 157 pregnant women here in the mainland United States and another 122 in U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico have tested positive for Zika. And though fewer than a dozen of the infected women it's been tracking have had miscarriages or babies born with brain-focused birth defects, the CDC also said it has dramatically increased its capacity for testing for Zika as the summer mosquito season ramps up.
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