Title: #USA, #Florida: Department of Health Daily #Zika #Update.
Subject: Zika Virus, daily epidemiological update by Florida Dept. of Health.
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Department of Health Daily Zika Update
By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications / November 08, 2016 / Press Release / Contact: Communications Office, NewsMedia@flhealth.gov - (850) 245-4111
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 three new travel related cases today with one in Miami-Dade, one in Orange and one in Palm Beach.
Please visit our website to see the full list of travel-related cases.
There is one new non-travel related case today linked to the investigation in Little River.
Number of Zika cases by county
[County - Number of Cases (all travel related)]
- Alachua – 10
- Bay – 3
- Brevard – 15
- Broward – 131
- Charlotte – 2
- Citrus – 2
- Clay – 6
- Collier – 9
- Duval – 9
- Escambia – 3
- Flagler – 2
- Hernando – 4
- Highlands – 1
- Hillsborough – 26
- Indian River – 1
- Lake – 3
- Lee – 12
- Leon – 2
- Manatee – 4
- Marion – 3
- Martin – 2
- Miami-Dade – 254
- Monroe – 6
- Nassau – 1
- Okaloosa – 3
- Okeechobee – 1
- Orange – 90
- Osceola – 31
- Palm Beach – 43
- Pasco – 8
- Pinellas – 19
- Polk – 28
- Santa Rosa – 1
- Sarasota – 5
- Seminole – 22
- St. Johns – 4
- St. Lucie – 7
- Volusia – 10
- Total cases not involving pregnant women – 783
- Cases involving pregnant women regardless of symptoms – 135
Data as of Nov. 08, 2016 - 5:00 p.m. ET
DOH continues door-to-door outreach and targeted testing in Miami-Dade County 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 areas in Miami-Dade County.
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.
For a complete breakdown of non-travel and travel-related Zika infections to-date, please see below.
[Infection Type - Infection Count]
- Travel-Related Infections of Zika – 783
- Non-Travel Related Infections of Zika – 192
- Infections Involving Pregnant Women – 135
- Out of State Cases (not Florida Residents) – 20
- Undetermined - 7
- Total - 1,137
The department is currently conducting 13 active investigations. The department has closed 34 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.
The department has conducted Zika virus testing for more than 10,096 people statewide. Florida currently has the capacity to test 7,296 people for active Zika virus and 5,916 for Zika antibodies. At Governor Scott’s direction, all county health departments offer free Zika risk assessment and testing to pregnant women.
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