Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin, Suriname, and Venezuela.
As of publish time, cases have now been reported in eight US states (including Florida, Texas, and most recently, Arkansas and Virginia) as a result of infected people returning from South America. The World Health Organization has predicted that Zika will quickly spread to every country in the Western Hemisphere that has Aedes mosquitoes -- which is every country except Canada and Chile. So yeah, that winter vacation to Edmonton is looking a whole lot more appealing.
While symptoms of the disease are reportedly unpleasant, they are not fatal. In fact, only about one in five people who get Zika even show symptoms, which include fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). Patients don’t typically require much medical treatment and usually recover within a week.