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 15, 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 two new travel-related cases today in Palm Beach County.
There is one new locally acquired case today. The individual is a Miami-Dade County resident with multiple possible exposure sites in the county and symptom onset in early November. This does not impact any of the previously lifted zones.
The total number of Zika cases reported in Florida as of today is 1,262.
[Infection Type - Infection Count]
- Travel-Related Infections of Zika - 994
- Locally Acquired Infections of Zika – 252
- Undetermined – 16
- Pregnant Women with Lab-Evidence of Zika – 193
- 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.
The department is currently conducting 5 active investigations. The department has closed 47 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 11,215 people statewide. Florida currently has the capacity to test 5,664 people for active Zika virus and 7,034 for Zika antibodies. At Governor Scott’s direction, all county health departments now offer free Zika risk assessment and testing to pregnant women.
Keywords: USA; Updates; Zika Virus; Florida.