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In an update from the Florida Department of Health today, officials report an additional two travel-associated cases in Broward County and Miami-Dade County, bringing the state total to 37.

Miami-Dade County map Image/David Benbennick

Miami-Dade County map
Image/David Benbennick

Of the travel-related cases confirmed in Florida, only four cases are still exhibiting symptoms. There have been no locally-acquired cases of Zika in Florida.

To date, Miami-Dade County has reported 14 cases, while Broward County has seen 5, the two counties with the most.

According to CDC Director Dr Thomas Frieden, “As of today, 147 cases have been reported to CDC. Of these, 107 are travel related cases in 24 states and the District of Columbia.  The other 40 are mostly locally acquired infections in U.S.  Territories.  Puerto Rico is by far the most affected area.  It makes the numbers a little confusing but I would like to indicate that today after closure of the CDC number that I just mentioned for the whole country including Puerto Rico from this past week, Puerto Rico posted their latest information which indicates that they have so far 117 known diagnosed cases.”



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