Miami-Dade County reports three additional Zika cases Thursday

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Miami-Dade County, Florida reported an additional three travel-associated Zika virus cases today, according to the Florida Department of Health.

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Aedes aegypti/CDC

This brings the county’s total to 22 and the state total to 47.  There have been no locally-acquired cases of Zika in Florida.

Through Mar. 2, 153 travel-associated Zika virus cases have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 28 states and the District of Columbia.

Eleven counties are currently under a declared public health emergency due to the identification of travel-associated Zika infections: Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Hillsborough, Lee, Miami-Dade, Orange, Osceola, St. Johns, Santa Rosa, and Seminole Counties.

There is a Level 2 (Alert) Travel Health Notice from the CDC for multiple countries in the Caribbean, Central and South America, Mexico, Cape Verde, and Pacific Islands related to Zika virus transmission and a possible association with poor pregnancy outcomes. Pregnant women should consider postponing travel to these areas.

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