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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 19, 2016 / 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 that includes information about travel-related and locally acquired cases in Florida.

There are no new travel-related cases and no new locally acquired cases today.

There is one case in a Miami-Dade County resident who had exposure overseas in an area with on-going, active transmission of Zika and exposure in Miami-Dade County so it is not possible to determine whether the case is travel-related or locally acquired. This case has been added to the undetermined category.

Moving forward, the department will only issue a Zika update when there is a locally-acquired case.

The department will continue to update the travel-related case chart online each weekday.

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


[Infection Type - Infection Count]

  • Travel-Related Infections of Zika – 994
  • Locally Acquired Infections of Zika – 252
  • Undetermined – 17
  • Pregnant Women with Lab-Evidence of Zika – 194
    • 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.

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.


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 11,266 people statewide. Florida currently has the capacity to test 5,584 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.