Pinellas County reports 1st travel associated Zika case, 18th county in Florida

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Pinellas County, on Florida’s west coast has reported an imported Zika case, the first in the county, according to the Department of Health today.

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In addition, Orange County reported an additional case, bringing the state total to 107. Of the cases confirmed in Florida, five cases are still exhibiting symptoms.

There have been 18 counties included in the Declaration of Public Health Emergency– Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Clay, Collier, Hillsborough, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Santa Rosa, Seminole and St. Johns.

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

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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