Miami-Dade Reports 4 More Local Zika Cases

Dec 1, 2016

State health officials said Wednesday they have found four more locally transmitted cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Miami-Dade County, while two "travel-related" cases were reported in the Orlando area.

The four cases in Miami-Dade brought the total of locally transmitted cases in the state to 244, according to the Florida Department of Health website. Investigators were trying to determine where exposure occurred in the four cases. Meanwhile, one travel-related case was reported in Orange County, while another was reported in Osceola County. In such cases, people are infected elsewhere and then bring Zika into the state.

In all, Florida has had 1,219 reported cases of Zika, according to the department.