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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — Six more locally acquired cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus have been confirmed by the state’s health department.

Five of the new cases involved Miami-Dade County residents, while one involved a person from out of state. This brings to 217 the number of transmissions of the disease in Florida.

The Florida Department of Health said it was investigating to determine where exposure to the virus occurred. Also, the department reported one new case involving a Florida resident who had traveled to Miami-Dade County and to an area outside Florida where widespread Zika transmission has occurred. It said the exact location of where the person was exposed to Zika is “inconclusive.”

In all, Florida has had 1,144 reported cases of Zika, with 915 stemming from people who brought the virus into the state after being infected elsewhere.

The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.


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