Florida Department Of Health Confirms Five New Cases Of Zika Virus

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Florida Department of Health announced Monday there are seven new cases of Zika across the state.

Three of the cases are travel related, with one of those cases in Miami-Dade County. Two of the travel related cases involve pregnant women.

There are four new non-travel related cases in Miami-Dade.  One is linked to the Miami Beach investigation, two are linked to the new area of local transmission in Miami-Dade and the fourth case is being investigated to determine where the exposure occurred.

Last week the department confirmed Zika was spreading in an area from NW 79th St. to the North, NW 63rd St. to the South, NW 10th Ave. to the West and N. Miami Ave. to the East. The area is about 1 square mile.

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As of Monday, there were 160 non-travel related cases of the Zika virus and 739 travel-related cases. Of those, 108 of the cases involved pregnant women.

The department says they have evidence that Zika is only actively being transmitted in the two small areas in Miami Beach and this new area.

So far, the local transmission zones in Miami-Dade County are the following:

  • Miami Beach Area – 28th Street to the north, 8th Street to the south, intercoastal water to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.
  • Miami Area – NW 79th St. to the North, NW 63rd St. to the South, NW 10th Ave. to the West and N. Miami Ave. to the East.

Click here for more information on the Zika virus or here for more Zika-related stories.


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