With the addition of seven new travel-associated Zika virus cases reported in the state of Florida today, the total has eclipsed the 200 mark.
Florida health officials reported additional cases in Broward (1), Miami-Dade (1), Orange (3), Palm Beach (1) and Pinellas County (1). This brings the total cases to 206–167 cases not involving pregnant women and 39 cases involving pregnant women regardless of symptoms.
Of the cases confirmed in Florida, 19 are still exhibiting symptoms.
In February, Governor Scott directed the State Surgeon General to issue a Declaration of Public Health Emergency for the counties of residents with travel-associated cases of Zika.
There have been 22 counties included in the declaration– Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Clay, Collier, Duval, Escambia, Hillsborough, Highlands, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Santa Rosa, Seminole, St. Johns and Volusia.
All cases are travel-associated with travel to the Dominican Republic, Colombia and Puerto Rico being the origin of the highest number of cases.
Nationally, the CDC has reported 755 travel associated Zika cases as of June 15 in 45 states and the District of Columbia. 234 pregnant women in the United States with any laboratory evidence of possible Zika virus infection, with or without symptoms have also been reported.
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