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The Florida Department of Health reported three new travel-related cases Friday, with one in Seminole County and two in Miami-Dade County, bringing the state total to 105.

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Miami-Dade County has reported the most cases at 42. This total is more than any individual state except for New York.

On Feb. 3, 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 17 counties included in the declaration– Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Clay, Collier, Hillsborough, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Polk, Santa Rosa, Seminole and St. Johns.

Seven cases involved pregnant women and one sexually transmitted case from Polk County.

All cases reported in Florida are travel-associated. There have been no locally-acquired cases.

Approximately one quarter of imported cases were travel to Colombia (26), while 15 cases were linked to travel to Haiti and 11 cases each were associated with travel to the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, according to health department data.

In addition to the 105 imported Zika virus cases in Florida, the state has also seen 24 travel associated dengue fever and four chikungunya cases. year to date.

As of May 4, 472 travel associated Zika cases have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 44 cases were reported in pregnant women and 10 cases were sexually transmitted.

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