Zika. It's real, and Connecticut is seeing its fair share of people affected.

I blogged about the Zika virus for the first time on May 5, when a pregnant woman in our state tested positive for the virus. Then, again on May 11 in a story involving a teen from Danbury.

The story was not going away, as indicated in blogs that I wrote on June 1 and June 17 about the Zika virus and how Connecticut was addressing the issue.

With the Summer Olympics taking center stage in Brazil, even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted warnings about Zika for travelers.

Now, according to ctpost.com, officials say there have been 39 confirmed cases of Zika involving state residents, though, thankfully, none of those people contracted the virus in Connecticut. The CDC says there have been more than 1,800 confirmed Zika cases in the U.S., with over 5,000 cases in territories controlled by the U.S.

Thankfully, we're not talking epidemic proportions, but still enough for concern and awareness.