24 confirmed cases of Zika virus reported in Florida
2 additional cases reported in Miami-Dade County
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Two additional cases of Zika virus have been confirmed in Florida, health officials said Thursday.
The cases were reported in Miami-Dade County, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 24. All cases are travel-associated and don't involve pregnant women.
The following counties have confirmed Zika virus cases:
Alachua: 1 case
Brevard: 1 case
Broward: 4 cases
Hillsborough: 3 cases
Lee: 3 cases
Miami-Dade: 9 cases
Osceola: 1 case
Santa Rosa: 1 case
St. Johns: 1 case
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Zika generally causes a rash, fever and joint pain. CDC researchers are examining a possible link between the virus and harm to unborn babies exposed during pregnancy.
A Zika Virus Information Hotline was also started last week for Florida residents and visitors. The number is 855-622-6735.
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