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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 27, 2017 / Press Release / Contact: Communications Office,, (850) 245-4111



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 six new travel-related cases today with two in Collier, two in Miami-Dade, one in Seminole and one in Broward counties.

Note, the Broward case had symptom onset in 2017, the remaining five had onset in 2016.

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

There are three locally acquired cases being reported today. Two are cases that had samples collected in October as part of our ongoing investigation and the department just received confirmatory testing back from CDC.

The third case reported no symptoms but blood samples collected Dec. 21 showed evidence of a current infection.

Two are Miami-Dade County residents and the third is an out of state resident.

Florida still does not have any identified areas with ongoing, active Zika transmission.

There are also two cases that have both travel and possible exposure in Miami-Dade County in 2016 and it is impossible to determine whether these cases are travel-related or locally acquired. These two have been added to the undetermined category.

The total number of Zika cases reported in Florida for 2016 is 1,325. The total number of Zika cases reported in Florida for 2017 is 4.


[2016][Infection Type - Infection Count]

  • Travel-Related Infections of Zika - 1,042
  • Locally Acquired Infections of Zika – 262
  • Undetermined – 21
  • Pregnant Women with Lab-Evidence of Zika – 224

[2017][Infection Type - Infection Count]

  • Travel-Related Infections of Zika – 4
  • Locally Acquired Infections of Zika – 0
  • Undetermined – 0
  • Pregnant Women with Lab-Evidence of Zika – 0


Note, these categories are not mutually exclusive and cannot be added together.


Florida no longer has any identified areas with active Zika transmission, but we will continue to see isolated cases of local transmission so it is important for residents and visitors in Miami-Dade County to remain vigilant about mosquito bite protection.



Keywords: USA; Updates; Zika Virus; Florida.