Zika Cases Top 900 In Florida

Sep 28, 2016

The number of cases of the ZIka virus in Florida has topped 900, with an additional 10 reported Tuesday, according to updated information posted on the Florida Department of Health website.

The overall total of reported cases was at 904, with the largest number, 693, classified as "travel related." In such cases, people are infected with the mosquito-borne virus elsewhere and bring it into Florida.

The updated numbers also show 109 cases of the disease being locally transmitted in Florida. The Department of Health breaks out in separate categories cases involving infections of pregnant women and cases involving out-of-state residents. Florida now has 91 infections involving pregnant women and 11 involving out-of-state residents.

The additional cases Tuesday included five travel-related infections and five locally transmitted cases.