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

Subject: Zika Virus, US State of Florida daily epidemiological update.

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 / September 16, 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 10 new travel-related cases today including six in Miami-Dade, two in Lee and two in Orange.

Please visit our website to see the full list of travel-related cases.

There are two new non-travel related cases today associated with the Miami Beach investigation.

 

Number of Zika cases by county

[County - Number of Cases (all travel related)]

  1. Alachua – 10
  2. Bay – 3
  3. Brevard – 13
  4. Broward – 109
  5. Charlotte – 1
  6. Citrus – 2
  7. Clay – 3
  8. Collier – 6
  9. Duval – 8
  10. Escambia – 3
  11. Flagler – 2
  12. Hernando – 4
  13. Highlands – 1
  14. Hillsborough – 19
  15. Lake – 3
  16. Lee – 12
  17. Leon – 2
  18. Manatee – 4
  19. Marion – 3
  20. Martin – 2
  21. Miami-Dade – 219
  22. Monroe – 4
  23. Nassau – 1
  24. Okaloosa – 3
  25. Okeechobee – 1
  26. Orange – 72
  27. Osceola – 27
  28. Palm Beach – 36
  29. Pasco – 8
  30. Pinellas – 16
  31. Polk – 22
  32. Santa Rosa – 1
  33. Sarasota – 3
  34. Seminole – 20
  35. St. Johns – 4
  36. St. Lucie – 5
  37. Volusia – 8
  • Total cases not involving pregnant women – 660
    • Cases involving pregnant women regardless of symptoms – 86

Data as of Sep. 16, 2016 - 6:10pm ET

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DOH continues door-to-door outreach and targeted testing in Pinellas, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties 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 small identified areas in Wynwood and Miami Beach in Miami-Dade County, see maps below.

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 – 660
  • Non-Travel Related Infections of Zika - 79
  • Infections Involving Pregnant Women – 86
  • Out of State Cases (not Florida Residents) – 10
    •  Total – 835

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The department is currently conducting 17 active investigations. The department has closed eight investigations. The department has combined two previously reported investigations with an existing investigation. 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 7,192 people statewide. Florida currently has the capacity to test 5,022 people for active Zika virus and 8,452 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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