Florida sets up Zika virus information hotline

Posted at 2:16 PM, Feb 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-12 21:27:30-05

Concerned about the Zika virus? The state of Florida has set up a hotline to answer your questions.

The Zika Virus Information Hotline is 855-622-6735 and will be managed by the Florida Department of Health.

“We want to make sure Florida residents and visitors have access to an open line of communication so they can receive the latest updates on the Zika virus in our state. The Zika Virus Information Hotline will answer questions and advise callers on what steps they can take to protect their homes and families from Zika," Florida Governor Rick Scott said in a statement.

As of Friday Florida has 20 confirmed cases of Zika. No cases are in Palm Beach County, Okeechobee County or the Treasure Coast.

The Zika virus cases in Florida are all travel-related and none involves pregnant women.