TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA) – Florida has had 66 reported cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus this year, with the number increasing slightly during the past three weeks, according to information posted on the state Department of Health website.READ MORE: Tracking The Tropics: Hurricane Sam Continues To Intensify
The 66 cases reported as of Tuesday all are considered “travel” related — generally meaning people were infected with the virus elsewhere and brought it into the state.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Nice Saturday Morning Followed By Afternoon Showers
The total was up from 62 on Aug. 13. Collier County had reported 25 cases as of Tuesday, while Miami-Dade County had the next-highest total at 16 cases.
Orange County had nine reported cases, while other cases were reported in Broward, Palm Beach, Lee, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Osceola, Hernando and Walton counties.MORE NEWS: Saturday Marks 5 Years Since Death Of Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez
The disease, which caused major concerns in 2016, is particularly dangerous to pregnant women because it can cause severe birth defects.