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Zika virus messages on display at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Broward County has second-highest number of travel-related cases in Florida

These Zika health advisories can be seen throughout the terminals and baggage claim area at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. (Broward County Aviation Department)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Travelers flying in and out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport are being greeted with messages advising them of the Zika virus threat.

Gov. Rick Scott had a conference call Monday with Broward County Aviation Department Director Mark Gale to discuss the measures being taken by the airport to bring awareness about the Zika virus.

Airport spokesman Greg Meyers said there are Zika virus messages on the display screens throughout the terminals and baggage claim area.

The messages include warnings for pregnant women traveling to Zika-prone areas. The warnings use data provided by the Florida Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

State health officials said Monday that there were eight new travel-related cases in Broward County and three new travel-related cases in Miami-Dade County.

Broward County has the second-highest number of travel-related Zika virus cases (47) in Florida.

Miami-Dade County leads the state with 87 confirmed cases.


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