Florida confirms first local Zika infection for 2017

No proof of ongoing, active transmission in Florida

The Connected Press Published: March 12, 2017 2:15 PM ET Last Updated: March 12, 2017 2:15 PM ET

Florida medical officials are reporting the state’s first situation this season from the Zika virus transmitted with a local bug.
 
Florida’s Department of Health stated Thursday a Manatee County couple traveled to Cuba, and one of these contracted Zika during someplace sunny and warm island and it was bitten with a bug after coming back home. 
 
That bug then bit and transmitted herpes to another partner. Officials wouldn’t find out the sex from the couple, citing privacy laws and regulations. 

Officials say there is no proof of ongoing, active transmission along Florida’s Gulf coast, or any place in the condition.
 
Florida reported 296 in your area acquired Zika infections this past year. 
 
Zika causes relatively mild signs and symptoms in many adults but could cause severe birth defects in infants of some women infected while pregnant. Herpes is also transmitted sexually.

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