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Is there Zika in Florida 2019?

Last Updated: 29th April, 2020

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And during 2019, the state of Florida has confirmed 31 travel-related Zika cases in 2019. This case count includes 16 pregnant women with the Zika virus.

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Similarly one may ask, is the Zika virus in Florida 2019?

Zika virus symptoms confirmed in 19 pregnant women in Florida. September 8, 2019 – According to various data sources, international travelers continue to contract the Zika virus while visiting certain countries in 2019. And, US-based travelers are bringing Zika home with them.

Beside above, is Zika still a concern in 2019? In 2018 and 2019, no local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission has been reported in the continental United States. If you are traveling outside of the continental United States, see Zika Travel Information to learn about your destination.

Similarly, you may ask, is there Zika in Florida?

There is no current local transmission of Zika virus in the continental United States, including Florida and Texas, which reported local transmission of Zika virus by mosquitoes in 2016-17. If you are traveling outside of the continental United States or its territories, please see the Zika Travel Information page.

Can I go to Florida while pregnant?

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted the last travel warning for southern Florida. The agency is no longer recommending that pregnant women avoid the region.

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