Zika virus transmitted through sexual intercourse in Polk County

52 Floridians infected with virus, Florida surgeon general says

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Two new Zika virus cases were reported in Polk County, Florida Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong said Wednesday in his daily report.

According to Armstrong, one Florida resident contracted the virus while traveling to another country and the other person contracted it from having sex with someone who had traveled to another country.

Health officials said 52 Floridians have been infected with the virus, including four pregnant women. Armstrong said pregnant women who contract the virus are urged to undergo additional ultrasounds.

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

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 - 7 cases

Hillsborough County - 3 cases

Lee County - 3 cases

Miami-Dade County - 24 cases

Orange County – 3 cases

Osceola County - 1 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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