New Zika cases confirmed in Orange, Miami-Dade counties

Total number of Zika virus cases up to 35 in Florida


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Three new cases of Zika virus have been confirmed in Florida on Thursday, including an additional case in Orange County.

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With the one case in Orange County and two cases in Miami-Dade County, the total number in the state is now 35. Within the 35 are three cases involving pregnant women, health officials say.

The following counties have reported Zika cases:

Alachua: 1
Brevard: 1
Broward: 4
Hillsborough: 3
Lee: 3
Miami-Dade: 13
Orange: 3
Osceola: 1
Santa Rosa: 1
Seminole: 1
St. Johns: 1
Cases involving pregnant women: 3

Gov. Rick Scott asked the CDC to send 250 additional Zika antibody tests to the state as a result of Wednesday's findings, officials said.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Zika generally causes a rash, fever and joint pain.

A Zika Virus Information Hotline was also started for Florida residents and visitors. The number is 855-622-6735.

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