We heard a lot about the Zika virus earlier this year. The fact that it's not in the news much right now doesn't mean it doesn't affect our area. In fact, the updated Zika case map shows that there are an increase of instances to the west of Idaho.

there are a whopping 29 reported in Oregon and 34 in Washington state

According to official stats from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, there are only 3 known Zika cases in Idaho. But, there are a whopping 29 reported in Oregon and 34 in Washington state.

Nevada is not immune to this either. (Sorry for the disease pun) There are 14 Zika cases currently tracked in Nevada.

If you would like to know more about Zika and how it spreads, you can check out the official page on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.