Where to get tested for the Zika virus

Posted at 9:15 AM, Aug 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-08 09:24:43-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- With the number of cases now at 16 in South Florida, where do you go if you need to be tested for the virus? 

Pregnant women can get tested for Zika at their local health department at no cost.

 If you’re pregnant, you still must see your doctor first. 

Governor Scott has directed the Florida Department of Health to provide Zika testing to pregnant women at all county health departments.

 There's now 16 cases of locally-transmitted Zika in Wynwood in Miami. And three new travel-related cases in our area. Two in Palm Beach County, one in St Lucie County.

 Couples trying to get pregnant should get tested.

 U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is calling on the federal government to allocate money to fight the Zika outbreak. He’s calling it a public health issue. 

 When you go outside, doctors recommend full protection. Wear long pants and a shirt and use insect repellant with about a 30 percent concentration of deet