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11 Nov 2016

#USA, #Florida: Department of Health Daily #Zika #Update (November 11 2016)

 

Title: #USA, #Florida: Department of Health Daily #Zika #Update.

Subject: Zika Virus, daily epidemiological update by Florida Dept. of Health.

Source: US State of Florida Department of Health, full page: (LINK).

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Department of Health Daily Zika Update

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications / November 11, 2016 / Contact: Communications Office, NewsMedia@flhealth.gov - (850) 245-4111

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Tallahassee, Fla.

In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware about the status of the Zika virus, the department will issue a Zika virus update each week day. Updates will include a Zika case count by county and information to keep Floridians informed and prepared.

In order to keep the public informed, the department has posted our investigation process here.

There are seven new travel-related cases today with four in Broward, two in Miami-Dade and one in Palm Beach.

There are two new locally acquired cases today. Both cases are associated with the Miami Beach investigation. One individual is a Florida resident and the other is a non-Florida resident.

The total number of Zika cases reported in Florida as of today is 1,158.

 

[Infection Type - Infection Count]

  • Travel-Related Infections of Zika – 922
  • Locally Acquired Infections of Zika – 224
  • Undetermined – 12
  • Pregnant Women with Lab-Evidence of Zika – 147
    • Note, these categories are not mutually exclusive and cannot be added together.

Please visit our website to see the full list of travel-related cases by county.

 

Number of Zika cases by county

[County - Number of Cases (all travel related)]

  1. Alachua – 10
  2. Bay – 3
  3. Brevard – 15
  4. Broward  - 152
  5. Charlotte – 2
  6. Citrus – 2
  7. Clay – 6
  8. Collier – 19
  9. Duval – 9
  10. Escambia – 3
  11. Flagler – 2
  12. Hernando – 4
  13. Highlands – 1
  14. Hillsborough – 34
  15. Indian River – 1
  16. Lake – 4
  17. Lee – 13
  18. Leon – 2
  19. Manatee – 5
  20. Marion – 3
  21. Martin – 3
  22. Miami-Dade – 294
  23. Monroe – 8
  24. Nassau – 1
  25. Okaloosa – 4
  26. Okeechobee – 1
  27. Orange – 125
  28. Osceola – 33
  29. Palm Beach  - 54
  30. Pasco – 9
  31. Pinellas – 19
  32. Polk – 28
  33. Santa Rosa – 1
  34. Sarasota – 5
  35. Seminole – 23
  36. St. Johns – 4
  37. St. Lucie – 10
  38. Volusia – 10
    • Total cases – 922
      • *Note: This includes pregnant women and non-Florida residents who acquired Zika outside of Florida, but were diagnosed in Florida.

Data as of Nov. 11, 2016 – 2:09 p.m. ET

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DOH continues door-to-door outreach and targeted testing in Miami-Dade counties and mosquito abatement and reduction activities are also taking place around the locations that are being investigated. DOH believes ongoing transmission is only taking place within the identified area in Miami Beach in Miami-Dade County, see map below.

One case does not mean ongoing active transmission is taking place. DOH conducts a thorough investigation by sampling close contacts and community members around each case to determine if additional people are infected. If DOH finds evidence that active transmission is occurring in an area, the media and the public will be notified.

The department is currently conducting 14 active investigations. The department has closed 35 investigations. Information regarding the investigations can be found here. If investigations reveal additional areas of active transmission, the department will announce a defined area of concern.

 

Active Investigations

Information on Active Investigations

When a local case of Zika virus is confirmed through laboratory testing, the department conducts a thorough investigation around the case to determine if additional people are infected. The department interviews and tests close contacts and community members around the case. Knowing if additional people are infected helps the department determine if there is a zone where mosquitoes are transmitting the virus. Not every case results in a designation of active transmission in an area. In some instances, a case of Zika is an isolated incident with no additional people infected.

For more information on the department’s testing and investigation process, click here.

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  • Current Number of Active Investigations: 14
    • Miami-Dade County:
      • 10 open investigations
    • Unknown:
      • 4 open investigations.
  • Current Number of Closed Investigations: 35
    • Miami-Dade County:
      • 27 closed investigations
    • Palm Beach County:
      • 6 closed investigation
    • Broward County:
      • 1 closed investigation
    • Pinellas:
      • 1 closed investigation
  • Sampling Activities For Active Investigations
    • Miami Beach in Miami-Dade County (Area of Active Transmission)
      • [Total # of Samples Collected – Positive – Negative - Pending Results]
        • 1,067 – 75 – 992 – 0
    • Little River in Miami-Dade County (Area of Active Transmission)
      • [Total # of Samples Collected – Positive – Negative - Pending Results]
        • 118 – 9 – 109 – 0
    • Miami-Dade Investigations Outside of Areas of Active Transmission – 8 Investigations
      • [Total # of Samples Collected – Positive – Negative - Pending Results]
        • 40 – 4 – 30 – 5
    • Wynwood Area in Miami-Dade County
        • Note: This investigation is closed, but the department is providing the sampling results below for reference.
      • [Total # of Samples Collected – Positive – Negative - Pending Results]
        • 525 – 33 – 491 – 0

Data as of Nov. 11, 2016 - 2:09 p.m. ET

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The department has conducted Zika virus testing for more than 10,162 people statewide. Florida currently has the capacity to test 6,878 people for active Zika virus and 5,650 for Zika antibodies. At Governor Scott’s direction, all county health departments now offer free Zika risk assessment and testing to pregnant women.

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Keywords: USA; Updates; Florida; Zika Virus.

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