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CDC confirms new case of Zika Virus in Pinellas County

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Posted at 3:13 PM, Jun 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-17 15:13:57-04
The Florida Department of Health has confirmed seven new travel-related cases of the Zika virus in Florida.
 
One of the cases is in Pinellas Count. The other six new cases include: three in Miami-Dade, one in Broward, one in Orange, and one involving a pregnant woman. 
 
Of the cases confirmed in Florida, 14 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. CDCalso 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 39, with 9 having met the previous CDC case definition.
 
County
Number of Cases (all travel related)
Alachua
4
Brevard
4
Broward
25
Clay
2
Collier
2
Duval
1
Escambia
1
Hillsborough
4
Lee
5
Martin
1
Miami-Dade
58
Orange
12
Osceola
6
Palm Beach
10
Pasco
2
Pinellas
5
Polk
3
Santa Rosa
1
Seminole
6
St. Johns
2
Volusia
2
Total cases not involving pregnant women
156
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

On Feb. 12, Governor Scott directed the State Surgeon General to activate a Zika Virus Information Hotline for current Florida residents and visitors, as well as anyone planning on traveling to Florida in the near future. The hotline, managed by the Department of Health, has assisted 2,077 callers since it launched. The number for the Zika Virus Information Hotline is 1-855-622-6735.