Two More Pregnant Women Diagnosed with Zika

Zika Concerns
Posted at 10:09 PM, Oct 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-24 22:09:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (The News Service of Florida) - State health officials said Monday that seven more people have been diagnosed with the Zika virus, including two pregnant women.

All seven were identified as "travel related" cases, which means the people were infected elsewhere and brought the mosquito-borne virus into the state.

Three of the travel-related cases were in Miami-Dade County, two were in Broward County and two involved pregnant women, according to information posted on the state Department of Health website.

The state does not identify the locations of pregnant women who have been infected. Zika, which emerged last year in South America, is particularly dangerous to pregnant women because it can cause severe birth defects.

With the two new cases, Florida has had 113 infections involving pregnant women, according to the Department of Health numbers.

Overall, Florida has had 1,058 Zika cases.