4 new Zika cases likely from mosquitoes in Florida

Posted at 3:03 PM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 19:09:09-04

There are four new non-travel related Zika cases in Florida, according to Governor Rick Scott's office.

He says they likely contracted it through a mosquito bite.

The Health Department still thinks all the cases are from transmissions in the Wynwood section of Miami-Dade County.

“While Florida has been preparing for Zika since February, we know many other states don’t have the same resources we have. The Obama Administration has still not fulfilled our requests for an additional 10,000 Zika prevention kits for pregnant women or a detailed plan on how they would like Florida to work with FEMA on requesting emergency response funds since this has become mosquito-borne in our state. The federal government must stop playing politics and Congress needs to immediately come back to session to resolve this," Governor Scott said in a statement.

The number of locally transmitted Zika cases now stands at 21.

Also, the Florida Department of Health reported 14 new travel-related Zika cases today. There are four in Miami-Dade County, three in Orange County, two in Hernando County, one in Broward County, one in Lee County, one in Monroe County and two involving pregnant women.