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.
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:
Santa Rosa: 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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