2 new Zika cases confirmed in Florida, health officials say

Total number of Zika virus cases up to 37 in state


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Two new cases of Zika have been confirmed in Florida on Friday.

The new cases were reported in Broward County and Miami-Dade County. Among the 37 are three cases involving pregnant women, health officials say.

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The following counties have reported Zika cases:

Alachua 1
Brevard 1
Broward 5
Hillsborough 3
Lee 3
Miami-Dade 14
Orange 3
Osceola 1
Santa Rosa 1
Seminole 1
St. Johns 1
Cases involving pregnant women* 3

Gov. Rick Scott has 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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