2 new Zika cases confirmed in Florida
Total number of Zika cases in state up to 18
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Two new cases of Zika were reported in Florida on Thursday, according to officials from the Florida Department of Health.
The additional cases were reported in Lee County and Miami-Dade counties, bringing the total number of cases in Florida to 18.
The following counties have confirmed cases of Zika:
- Broward: 2
- Hillsborough: 3
- Lee: 3
- Miami-Dade: 7
- Osceola: 1
- Santa Rosa: 1
- St. Johns: 1
All cases are travel-related and none involve pregnant women, officials said.
Zika symptoms are generally mild and can include a rash, fever and joint pain. CDC researchers are examining a possible link between the virus and harm to unborn babies exposed during pregnancy, health officials said.
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