The Florida Department of Health reported two addition imported, or travel-associated Zika virus cases today, bringing the state total to 26.
The new cases are from Miami-Dade County, their 10th case, and the first case reported in Orange County. State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong’s Declaration of Public Health Emergency has been extended to include Orange County.
All cases are travel-associated. There have been no locally-acquired cases of Zika in Florida. None of the confirmed cases involve pregnant women.
On Feb. 3, Governor Scott directed State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong to issue a Declaration of Public Health Emergency for the counties of residents with travel-associated cases of Zika.
The Declaration currently includes the 10 effected counties – Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Hillsborough, Lee, Miami-Dade, Orange, Osceola, Santa Rosa and St. Johns to date.
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