Florida health department imparts daily Zika update

To keep Floridians and visitors safe and aware of Zika virus status, the Florida Department of Health will continue to issue regular updates including CDC-confirmed Zika case counts by county as well as general information.


To keep Floridians and visitors safe and aware of Zika virus status, the Florida Department of Health will continue to issue regular updates including CDC-confirmed Zika case counts by county as well as general information.

 

To date, the department has tested approximately 3,400 individuals statewide. All Florida counties are authorized by Gov. Rick Scott to offer free Zika assessment and testing to pregnant women. Latest statistics indicate 28 new cases — all travel-related — with 11 in Miami-Dade, eight in Broward, two in Volusia, and one each in Alachua, Bay, Brevard, Hillsborough, Marion, and Polk counties, plus one involving a pregnant woman.

 

Additionally, two non-travel related cases were reported in Miami-Dade County. While continuing its investigation of specific areas of Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties where local transmissions may have occurred, the department reiterates its belief that active transmission is confined to an area of less than one square mile within Miami-Dade, just north of downtown.

 

The health department reported that the transmission area falls only within the area bordered by NW 5th Ave. to the west, US 1 to the east, NW/NE 38th St. to the north and NW/NE 20th St. to the south. Additionally, health department officials stated that it will take a proactive stance on keeping the public informed in detail.

 

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