Zika counts rise in Florida as more nations note microcephaly

November 18, 2016

Florida officials have confirmed more locally transmitted Zika, and Argentina and Guadeloupe have reported their first congenital microcephaly cases.

Ongoing spread in Miami Beach, Little River

The Florida Department of Health (Florida Health) reported six new cases of locally acquired Zika yesterday and today.

Yesterday the Florida Health reported three new locally acquired cases of Zika, and one new case in a non-Florida resident who had recently traveled to Miami. Two of the local cases occurred in Miami-Dade County residents, and the other involves a Broward County resident.

Though investigations are still under way to determine where the four cases were acquired, Florida Health says that Miami Beach and Little River, two neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County, are still the only places in the state where active transmission is taking place.

Read more at the Center for Infections Disease Research and Policy – (link)