#USA, #Florida: DoH Daily #Zika #Update - Three New #Travel-Related Cases Today (June 10 2016)
Title: #USA, #Florida: DoH Daily #Zika #Update - Three New #Travel-Related Cases Today.
Subject: Zika Virus Disease, US State of Florida daily update.
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Department of Health Daily Zika Update - Three New Travel-Related Cases Today
By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications / June 10, 2016 / Press Release / Contact: Communications Office, NewsMedia@flhealth.gov - (850) 245-4111
In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware about the status of the Zika virus, the Florida Department of Health will issue a Zika virus update each week day at 2 p.m. Updates will include a CDC-confirmed Zika case count by county and information to better keep Floridians prepared.
Yesterday, Governor Scott spoke with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and Centers for Diseases Control (CDC) Director Dr. Tom Frieden on Zika preparedness and reiterated the requests that he has continued to make to the federal government to prepare for the Zika virus once it becomes mosquito-borne in Florida.
Governor Scott also requested that the CDC provide an additional 1,300 Zika antibody tests to Florida to allow individuals, especially pregnant women and new mothers, to see if they ever had the Zika virus.
There are three new travel related cases today including two in Miami-Dade and one in Pasco counties.
Of the cases confirmed in Florida, eight are still exhibiting symptoms. According to CDC, symptoms associated with the Zika virus last between seven to 10 days.
CDC recommends that women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant postpone travel to Zika affected areas.
According to CDC guidance, providers should consider testing all pregnant women with a history of travel to a Zika affected area for the virus.
CDC recommends that a pregnant woman with a history of Zika virus and her provider should consider additional ultrasounds.
Florida has been monitoring pregnant women with evidence of Zika regardless of symptoms since January.
The total number of pregnant women who have been monitored is 38, with 9 having met the previous CDC case definition.
(County - Number of Cases (all travel related))
- Alachua – 4
- Brevard – 3
- Broward – 19
- Clay – 2
- Collier – 2
- Escambia – 1
- Hillsborough – 4
- Lee – 5
- Martin – 1
- Miami-Dade – 53
- Orange – 11
- Osceola – 6
- Palm Beach – 8
- Pasco – 2
- Pinellas – 4
- Polk – 3
- Santa Rosa – 1
- Seminole – 4
- St. Johns – 2
- Volusia – 2
- Total cases not involving pregnant women – 137
- Cases involving pregnant women regardless of symptoms* – 38
*Counties of pregnant women will not be shared.
All cases are travel-associated. There have been no locally-acquired cases of Zika in Florida. For more information on the Zika virus, click here.
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