3 New Cases of Zika Virus Confirmed in Miami-Dade County

Three new cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in Miami-Dade County.

There are now 22 confirmed cases in Miami-Dade and 6 in Broward; all are travel-related. There are 47 total confirmed cases in Florida (4 cases involve pregnant women). There have no locally-acquired cases of Zika in the state.

Of the cases confirmed in Florida, only four are still exhibiting symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said symptoms last between 7 to 10 days.

Based on CDC guidance, several pregnant women who have traveled to countries with local-transmission of Zika have received antibody testing, and of those, four have tested positive for the Zika virus.

The CDC recommends that a pregnant woman with a history of Zika virus and her provider should consider additional ultrasounds. It is recommended that women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant postpone travel to Zika affected areas.

Gov. Rick Scott announced the CDC fulfilled the request he made last week for more antibody tests for the Zika virus and provided an additional 500 tests.

Anyone with questions may contact the Zika Virus Information Hotline at 1-855-622-6735.

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