TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA) – Florida has had 62 reported cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus this year, though it does not have any areas of active transmission, according to numbers posted online by the Florida Department of Health.READ MORE: South Miami Children's Clinic Holds 'Second Dose' Event Focused On Communities In Need
The 62 total is as of Aug. 13 and represents an increase of three cases since the department posted July numbers.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Residents Gather To Protest Closure Of Matheson Hammock Park's West Entrance
The 62 cases are all classified as “travel-related” — generally meaning people were infected elsewhere and brought the virus into the state.
The disease, which caused major concerns in 2016, is particularly dangerous to pregnant women because it can cause severe birth defects.MORE NEWS: Miami Dolphins Host 11th Annual Dolphins Challenge To Raise Funds For Cancer Research
Collier County has had 22 reported cases this year, the most in the state, followed by Miami-Dade County with 16 and Orange County with nine, according to the department website.