The Florida Department of Health (DOH) added one additional non-travel related Zika virus case today, bringing the total to 37.  In addition, seven new travel-related cases with four in Miami-Dade, two in Osceola and one involving a pregnant woman.

MiamiToday, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) will allocate $5 million in additional state funding to Miami-Dade County for Zika preparedness and mosquito control.

“Since our first travel related case in February, we have remained fully committed to making every state resource available to ensure Miami, and our entire state, remains safe, Scott said.

“Following Friday’s announcement, I have directed DOH to immediately allocate $5 million in state funding to Miami-Dade County to ensure the community has all the support they need. We know from our recent success reducing the zone in Wynwood that our efforts to aggressively spray for mosquitos and educate the public are working. An aggressive mosquito eradication plan has already begun in Miami Beach and this $5 million in funding will allow the county to help protect its families, visitors and businesses.

“DOH has been fulfilling requests for Miami-Dade County since June, and if it becomes clear that more resources are needed, we will not hesitate. Combatting the Zika virus is something we must do together. I will continue to work with local officials to ensure our cities, counties and state are partners in our fight against this virus.”