Three new cases of Zika reported in Florida

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TALLAHASSEE, FL (WFLA) — The Florida Department of Health alerts residents and visitors that there are three new travel-related cases of Zika in the state as of Monday, bringing the total number of cases up to 99. The new cases are in Martin County and Palm Beach County, and one involves a pregnant woman.

In Tampa Bay, there are three Zika cases in Hillsborough County, three in Polk County, and one is Pasco County as of Monday. Miami-Dade has the most cases as 39.

Of the cases confirmed in Florida, three cases are still exhibiting symptoms. According to the CDC, symptoms associated with the Zika virus last between seven to 10 days.

The health department says several pregnant women who have traveled to countries with Zika have received antibody testing, and of those, five have tested positive for the Zika virus.

All cases are travel-associated. There have been no locally-acquired cases of Zika in Florida. It is recommended that women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant postpone travel to Zika affected areas.

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