Six more mosquito-borne Zika infections reported in Miami-Dade

Florida health officials on Monday reported six more mosquito-borne Zika infections in Miami-Dade County, including two cases linked to Miami Beach and one involving an out-of-state resident likely exposed to the virus in Wynwood in July.

The other three local infections are under investigation to determine where exposure to the virus occurred, according to the Florida Department of Health, whose epidemiologists are conducting 10 investigations in Miami-Dade, including one in Miami Beach, where officials have identified active spread of Zika by mosquitoes in a 4.5-square-mile area covering most of South Beach and Middle Beach.

Mara Gambineri, a health department spokeswoman, said in an email that the agency will notify the public when a new area of transmission is identified.

“Many times,” she said, “a case turns out to be a single, isolated incident with no additional infections and no indication of active transmission.”

A total of 993 Zika infections have been confirmed in Florida this year, with 165 mosquito-borne cases and 824 travel-related cases, including 103 pregnant women. An additional four cases are labeled “undetermined” after health department investigators failed to identify the area of exposure.

ZIKA CASES REPORTED IN FLORIDA AS OF OCT. 10

County Number of Cases
Alachua 10
Bay 3
Brevard 14
Broward** 116
Charlotte 1
Citrus 2
Clay 5
Collier 7
Duval 8
Escambia 3
Flagler 2
Hernando 4
Highlands 1
Hillsborough 24
Lake 3
Lee 12
Leon 2
Manatee 4
Marion 3
Martin 2
Miami-Dade** 237
Monroe 5
Nassau 1
Okaloosa 3
Okeechobee 1
Orange 85
Osceola 30
Palm Beach** 37
Pasco 8
Pinellas** 16
Polk 27
Santa Rosa 1
Sarasota 4
Seminole 22
St. Johns 4
St. Lucie 5
Volusia 9
Total cases not involving pregnant women* 721
Undetermined 4
Cases involving pregnant women regardless of symptoms 103

* Counties of pregnant women not disclosed

** Does not include local infections

Source: Florida Department of Health

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