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With reports of an additional ten travel associated Zika virus cases on Friday, state health officials reported a total of 26 new cases during the course of the week.

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There are 10 new travel-related cases with two in Pasco, two in Polk, one in Charlotte, one in Citrus, one in Miami-Dade, one in Orange counties and two involving pregnant women.

This brings the overall total to 203 total cases not involving pregnant women and 43 cases involving pregnant women regardless of symptoms, with 12 having met the previous CDC case definition.

The Declaration of Public Health Emergency has been amended to include Charlotte County–there are now 25 counties included in the declaration.

On June 28, the department announced the first confirmed case of microcephaly in an infant born in Florida whose mother had a travel-related case of Zika. The mother of the infant contracted Zika while in Haiti. Following the confirmation of this case, Governor Rick Scott called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to host a call with Florida medical professionals, including OBGYNs and physicians specializing in family medicine, to discuss the neurological impacts of Zika and what precautions new and expecting mothers should take.

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosted a call with Florida medical professionals, including OBGYNs and physicians specializing in family medicine, to discuss the neurological impacts of Zika and what precautions new and expecting mothers should take. More than 120 clinicians participated.

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