Four New Zika Cases Reported in Florida

The Florida Department of Health has reported four new travel-related cases of the Zika virus in the state of Florida, with two of those cases being reported in Miami-Dade County and another in Broward County.

The Department of Health says of the cases confirmed in Florida, eight cases are still exhibiting symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control says symptoms associated with the Zika virus last between seven to ten days.

The CDC recommends that women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, should postpone travel plans to areas that are affected by the virus.

So far, there are 32 travel-related confirmed cases of Zika in Miami-Dade, and 10 in Broward County.

According to the CDC, the most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). If you are pregnant and develop any of those symptoms, you are urged to go see your doctor.

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