NYC Urges Expectant Women to Avoid Zika Areas


New York City health officials are launching a campaign to urge women who are expecting to avoid travel to countries with the Zika virus, many of which are in the Caribbean and South America.

Health officials on Thursday said 32 babies in the city have tested positive for Zika or have developed Zika-related birth defects. Officials say there has been no local transmission of Zika in New York City.

Officials say 1,067 New Yorkers have tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus since the outbreak, all of which are associated with travel.