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Monday, August 1, 2016

10 more Zika cases linked to mosquitoes in Florida, says Gov. Rick Scott

Posted By on Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 12:18 PM

Gov. Rick Scott says 10 more people have likely contracted the Zika virus through mosquito bites in Florida. 

Scott made the announcement on Monday, Aug. 1, days after four locally transmitted cases were identified in Miami-Dade county, bringing the total up to 14. 

“Following today’s announcement, I have requested that the CDC activate their Emergency Response Team to assist DOH in their investigation, research and sample collection efforts," said Scott. "Their team will consist of public health experts whose role is to augment our response efforts to confirmed local transmissions of the Zika virus."

Of the 10 recent cases, six are asymptomatic and were identified through the DOH's door-to-door surveys. 

The Center for Disease Control and Protection will be issuing a travel notice for pregnant women to avoid unnecessary travel to the affected location. British health officials have also warned their travelers to take precautions while traveling to Florida. 

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