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6 more Floridians contract Zika virus

4 of 58 Florida residents infected with virus still experiencing symptoms

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Six more Floridians have contracted the Zika virus, State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong said.

Three of the cases were reported in Miami-Dade County, two in Osceola County and one in Broward County.

Armstrong said four of the 58 Florida residents who have contracted the virus are still experiencing symptoms.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Zika virus typically causes a mild rash, fever and joint pain.

All of the Florida residents who contracted the virus did so while traveling to another country, with the exception of a Polk County resident who was infected with the virus through sexual intercourse, Armstrong said.

Below is a list of the counties with people who have contracted the Zika virus. Armstrong is not releasing the counties in which each pregnant woman lives in out of respect for their privacy.

Alachua County - 1 case

Brevard County - 1 case

Broward County - 8 cases

Hillsborough County - 3 cases

Lee County - 3 cases

Miami-Dade County - 27 cases

Orange County – 3 cases

Osceola County - 3 case

Polk County - 2 cases

Santa Rosa County - 1 case

Seminole County - 1 case

St. Johns County - 1 case

*Cases involving pregnant women - 4

For more information about the Zika virus, call the Florida Zika virus information hotline at 1-855-622-6735.


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