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5 new Zika cases confirmed in Florida

Total number of Zika virus cases up to 42 in state

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Five new Zika cases have been confirmed in Florida on Monday, including one case involving a pregnant woman.

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The Florida Department of Health said one case was reported in Broward County and three cases were in Miami-Dade County. The fifth case involved a pregnant woman, whose county will not be shared, according to officials.

 

The new cases bring the total number in the state to 42. The following counties have confirmed Zika cases: 

  • Alachua: 1
  • Brevard: 1
  • Broward: 6
  • Hillsborough: 3
  • Lee: 3
  • Miami-Dade: 17
  • Orange: 3
  • Osceola: 1
  • Santa Rosa: 1
  • Seminole: 1
  • St. Johns: 1
  • Cases involving pregnant women: 4

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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