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Title: #USA, #Florida: Department of #Health #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 / January 12, 2017 / Press Release / Contact: Communications Office, - (850) 245-4111


Tallahassee, Fla.

In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware about the status of the Zika virus, the department issues a Zika virus update when there is a confirmed locally acquired case of Zika.

There are two new travel-related cases today with one in Seminole and one in Osceola counties.

Please visit our website to see the full list of travel-related cases by county. The department updates the travel-related case chart online each weekday.

There is one new locally acquired case today in a Miami-Dade County resident. The individual reported possible mosquito exposure in multiple locations in Miami-Dade. Florida still does not have any identified areas with ongoing, active Zika transmission.

The total number of Zika cases reported in Florida as of today is 1,263.


[Infection Type - Infection Count]

  • Travel-Related Infections of Zika  - 1,026
  • Locally Acquired Infections of Zika – 257
  • Undetermined – 19
  • Pregnant Women with Lab-Evidence of Zika – 210
    • 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 11,580 people statewide. Florida currently has the capacity to test 2,625 people for active Zika virus and 6,234 Finbafor 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.