Zika virus total surpasses 100 in Florida

Number of confirmed travel-related cases grows to 102


PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – More than 100 confirmed Zika virus cases have been reported in Florida.

The number of travel-related Zika virus cases in the state is now at 102 after three new cases were confirmed Tuesday, the Florida Department of Health said.

South Florida remains the most affected by the Zika virus, with more than half of the confirmed cases in Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach counties.

One case was confirmed in Miami-Dade County and another was confirmed in Palm Beach County. That brings the total number of Zika virus cases to 40 in Miami-Dade County -- the highest in the state -- and seven in Palm Beach County.

Broward County has the second-most confirmed cases with 15.

Another pregnant woman has also been confirmed as having contracted the Zika virus. Health officials do not reveal the counties of the cases involving pregnant women.

Health officials said there have been no locally acquired Zika virus cases in Florida.

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