New case of Zika confirmed in Seminole County
A new case of Zika was confirmed in Seminole County on Tuesday.
The Seminole County case, along with another one in St. Johns County, brings the total number of cases in the state to 118 and an additional 36 involving pregnant women.
The following counties have confirmed cases of Zika:
Palm Beach: 7
Santa Rosa: 1
St. Johns: 2
Total cases not involving pregnant women: 118
Cases involving pregnant women regardless of symptoms* 36
According to the CDC, symptoms associated with the Zika virus last seven to 10 days.
Based on CDC guidance, several pregnant women who have traveled to countries with local transmission of Zika have received antibody testing, and of those, seven have tested positive for the Zika virus. The CDC recommends that pregnant women with a history of the Zika virus and their doctors should consider additional ultrasounds. It is recommended that women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant postpone travel to Zika-affected areas.
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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