I-Team: MacDill Air Force Base confirms Zika Virus case

Posted at 6:38 PM, Sep 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-09 02:16:01-04

A worker at MacDill Air Force Base contracted the Zika Virus while traveling.

The new information was confirmed after the ABC Action News I-Team put in a public records request.

MacDill officials did not send out a media release or advisory on the public health issue.

Officials tell the I-Team the person contracted Zika while traveling outside the Continental United States in July.  

In an email following our request for answers, officials state:

"The 6th Medical Group, 6th Civil Engineering Squadron and Hillsborough County Mosquito Control are working closely together to monitor the mosquito population, share information, and implement control measures to minimize risk for our population."

MacDill officials declined an interview and won't say if the person is living on base, in Hillsborough County, or a different county.

They're also not saying whether the person is a civilian or military member.

According to a federal report, at least 108 U.S. Military Service members have or had confirmed cases of Zika. Here's a breakdown of the numbers by branch of military:

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