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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 07, 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 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 three new travel-associated cases today with one in Miami-Dade, one in Hillsborough and one in Martin counties.

There are five new locally acquired cases today in Miami-Dade County.

All five cases had symptom on-set in September and October and they do not impact the lifting of Zika zones in Little River, North Miami Beach or Wynwood.

The department recently concluded the investigation process for these cases to rule out travel and classify the cases as locally acquired.

The total number of Zika cases reported in Florida as of today is 1,236.


[Infection Type - Infection Count]

  • Travel-Related Infections of Zika  - 972
  • Locally Acquired Infections of Zika – 249
  • Undetermined – 15
  • Pregnant Women with Lab-Evidence of Zika – 180
    • 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 11 active investigations. The department has closed 41 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 10,839 people statewide. Florida currently has the capacity to test 6,321 people for active Zika virus and 4,786 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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