The Florida Department of Health (DOH) reported today an additional three new non-travel related cases– One of the individuals was exposed in the less than one-square mile in Miami-Dade County where DOH believes active transmissions are occurring. The other two new non-travel related infections are located outside of the one-square mile area in Miami-Dade County.
While the department is continuing to investigate areas in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties where local transmissions of Zika may have occurred, the department still believes active transmissions are still only occurring in the area that is less than one square mile in Miami-Dade County.
Florida Governor Rick Scott held a “telephone meeting” with Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam and Surgeon General Dr. Celeste Philip regarding Zika Preparedness. The details of the meeting have not been released as of the publishing of this report.
In addition to the locally transmitted cases reported today, DOH reported 12 new travel-related cases today with two in Palm Beach, two in Polk, one in Broward, one in Duval, one in Lake, one in Martin, one in Pinellas and three involving pregnant women.
The totals for the state are now: 33 non-travel associated infections, 461 travel-associated infections and 63 infections involving pregnant women.