Non-Travel-Related Zika Case Confirmed in Pinellas, Governor Says
A pregnant woman who wants a free Zika test or a Zika prevention kit should contact the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County.
PINELLAS COUNTY – Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced today (Aug. 23) that officials have found five new non-travel-related cases of Zika.
One of those is in Pinellas County, Scott said. The other four are in Wynwood, which is in Miami-Dade County.
“In Pinellas County, the Department of Health and Pinellas County Mosquito Control are already working together and have begun aggressive spraying and mosquito abatement efforts,” Scott said.
He added, “Any pregnant woman who would like to receive a free Zika test or a Zika prevention kit should contact the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County. We remain fully committed to ensuring that every county has all of the resources they need to combat this virus and stand ready to assist residents and visitors in the impacted communities.”
The Department of Health has begun door-to-door outreach and sampling in Pinellas County and mosquito abatement and reduction activities are also taking place. DOH still believes ongoing active transmission is only taking place within the small identified areas in Wynwood and Miami Beach in Miami-Dade County. More details will be announced when the Pinellas County investigation concludes.
Any Pinellas County resident who would like to request mosquito control services for their residence or business should contact Pinellas County Mosquito Control.
For information about Zika and the Pinellas County Department of Health, go to pinellas.floridahealth.gov.
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