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Zika Watch: 3 New 'Homegrown' Cases in Florida

Zika Watch: 3 New 'Homegrown' Cases in Florida

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By    |   Thursday, 11 August 2016 03:26 PM

Florida health officials are investigating three new suspected non-travel-related Zika cases — all in Miami.

“There are three new non-travel-related case[s] today in Miami-Dade County,” state officials said in a statement, noting the Wynwood area of Miami is the epicenter of the nation’s Zika epidemic.

“The department still believes active transmissions are only taking place within the identified area that is less than one-square mile in Miami-Dade County."

The new cases bring the total number of "homegrown" Zika infections in Florida to 25. There have also been 404 travel-related Zika infections in Florida and 57 involving pregnant women, according to the new report.

In addition, the Florida Health Department said it has conducted testing for the Zika virus for more than 2,725 people statewide.

All county health departments are now offering free Zika risk assessment and testing to any pregnant woman who would like to be tested.
 

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