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#USA, #Florida: Department of Health Daily #Zika #Update (December 10 2016)

 

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

Subject: Zika Virus, current epidemiological situation in Florida.

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 / December 09, 2016 / Press Release / 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 three new travel-related cases today with one in Miami-Dade, one in Broward and Palm Beach.

There no new locally acquired cases today.

The total number of Zika cases reported in Florida as of today is 1,247.

 

[Infection Type - Infection Count]

  • Travel-Related Infections of Zika – 983
  • Locally Acquired Infections of Zika – 249
  • Undetermined – 15
  • Pregnant Women with Lab-Evidence of Zika – 187
    • 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.

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the department has cleared the Miami Beach area of ongoing, active Zika transmission. The newly cleared area is about 1.5 square miles between 8th and 28th streets. Florida no longer has any identified areas with active Zika transmission.

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The department is currently conducting 10 active investigations. The department has closed 42 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 10,964 people statewide. Florida currently has the capacity to test 6,154 people for active Zika virus and 5,546 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; Zika Virus; Florida.

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