The Florida Department of Health (DOH) reported today on an additional locally transmitted Zika virus case in Miami Beach, bringing the state total to 71.
In addition, Gov Rick Scott announced that following his request in August for additional lab support personnel to help the state expedite Zika testing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing Florida with seven personnel to support testing and lab functions.
In order to ensure pregnant women get results back faster, Governor Scott today is requesting even more support personnel from the CDC.
The DOH also reported five new travel-related cases today including two in Broward, one in Miami-Dade, one in Hillsborough and one in Polk. The total travel associated cases is now 639 including 86 cases in pregnant women.
On Tuesday, the DOH started reporting cases in out-of-state residents, which amount to 9.
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