Fla. Dept. of Health reporting 15 new travel-related cases of Zika virus

Posted at 8:23 PM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-23 20:25:22-04

The Florida Department of Health reported Tuesday 15 new travel-related cases of Zika in the State of Florida, including five in Orange County, four in Miami-Dade, three in Osceola, one in Collier, one in Pinellas and one involving a pregnant woman. 

There are five new non-travel related cases today, including four in Miami-Dade and one in Pinellas County.

According to the health department, the four individuals in Miami-Dade were identified within the Wynwood area and experienced symptoms of Zika in mid-July. However, the cases are being announced today following confirmatory antibody testing to rule out other mosquito-borne illness such as Dengue and Chikungunya.

DOH has begun door-to-door outreach in Pinellas County and mosquito abatement and reduction activities are also taking place. DOH still believes ongoing transmission is only taking place within the small identified areas in Wynwood and Miami Beach in Miami-Dade County.