MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Zika remains a global health emergency and continues to infect new countries, according to the World Health Organization.

The head of the Zika expert committee says so much about the mosquito-borne disease remains unknown, including the complications it causes. Currently 72 countries and territories are infected by Zika.

In the Midwest, Minnesota is among the top three states for people with Zika virus. We now have at least 40 cases here, according to the CDC’s latest count. Illinois and Michigan have slightly more.

All of the cases in Minnesota are associated with travel. They make up just one percent of the total cases in the United States.

Comments (3)
  1. Wanye Kest says:

    Gee, where pray tell, did these people travel from? Asking the questions WCC0 won’t.

    1. Dan Mack says:

      Silly boy. Only African non-citizens on welfare can afford to fly back and forth like this. Don’t you remember Ebola ? First international case was on his way back to his babymomma in north Minneapolis to collect his welfare check when they spotted him in Nigeria where he tried to infect their hospital staff.

      1. Dan Mack says:

        The majority of all tuberculosis in Minnesota is anti-bacteria resistant tuberculosis brought in by the Somali terrorists on welfare. They have been petitioning HUD to make special provisions for them to hold their section 8 townhouses and welfare tower suites rent free and not install other tenants while they vacation in Africa and hang out with friends and relatives there for holidays and celebrations. Amy Klobuchar fixed it so their disease riddled kids no longer have to be immunized before boarding the plane and dropping into our public school classrooms.