Three new Zika cases diagnosed in South Florida

MIAMI -- Three new cases of Zika transmission were announced by the Florida Department of Health on Wednesday.

Two of cases of Zika were acquired locally by Miami-Dade residents. The third case is a Broward County resident who frequently traveled to Miami-Dade.

Investigators are working to pinpoint where the Broward victim was exposed to Zika, but said that the transmission did not occur in Broward.

A fourth Zika diagnosis was found in an individual who had traveled outside of South Florida. The exact location of transmission is unknown and the case is undetermined.

So far there are a total of 1,169 Zika cases reported in Florida. 927 are travel-related infections. 228 were locally acquired and 14 are undetermined. There were also 154 pregnant women with lab evidence of Zika.

 

 

(© 2016 WTSP)


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