The Florida Department of Health (DOH) reported one additional locally transmitted Zika virus case today in Palm Beach County, bringing the state total to 43.
Health officials note that the case is not connected to the investigation into an individual in Palm Beach County that was announced earlier this month.
DOH has begun door-to-door outreach and targeted testing in Palm Beach County and mosquito abatement and reduction activities are also taking place around the locations that are being investigated. DOH still believes ongoing transmission is only taking place within the small identified areas in Wynwood and Miami Beach in Miami-Dade County.
In addition, 15 new travel related cases were reported today, including three in Orange, three in Pinellas, three in Polk, two in Broward, one in Hillsborough, one in Manatee, one in Pasco and one in Volusia. The total travel associated cases in Florida is now 523 and there has been 70 cases involving pregnant women.