5 new Zika cases confirmed in Florida
Total number of Zika virus cases up to 42 in state
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Five new Zika cases have been confirmed in Florida on Monday, including one case involving a pregnant woman.
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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