Volusia County, FL-The Florida Department of Health issues a Zika virus update every afternoon. Wednesday’s update states there are two new cases confirmed in Volusia county.
Dr. Paul Rehme, Volusia County Director of Disease Control, said that the cases are travel-related with the diagnosed persons recently traveling to South America. One new case was also reported in Orange County.
Of the cases confirmed in Florida, five cases are still exhibiting symptoms. According to the CDC, symptoms associated with the Zika virus last from seven to 10 days.
A Zika Virus Information Hotline for current Florida residents and visitors, as well as anyone planning on traveling to Florida, was implemented in February. The hotline is managed by the Department of Health and the number for the Zika Virus Information Hotline is 855-622-6735.
All cases have been determined to be travel-related, with no locally acquired cases of Zika in the state. For more information on the Zika virus, click here.
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