Zika counts rise in Florida as more nations note microcephaly | CIDRAP

Ongoing spread in Miami Beach, Little RiverThe Florida Department of Health (Florida Health) reported six new cases of locally acquired Zika yesterday and today.Yesterday the Florida Health reported three new locally acquired cases of Zika, and one new case in a non-Florida resident who had recently traveled to Miami. Two of the local cases occurred in Miami-Dade County residents, and the other involves a Broward County resident.Though investigations are still under way to determine where the four cases were acquired, Florida Health says that Miami Beach and Little River, two neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County, are still the only places in the state where active transmission is taking place.Today Florida Health confirmed two locally acquired cases, both involving Miami-Dade County residents. Officials are investigating where exposure occurred.There are now 230 locally acquired Zika cases in Florida, and 14 undetermined cases. There are 159 pregnant women in the state with Zika, but it is unknown how many contracted the disease through travel, sexual partners, or local transmission.

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