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    • Intensified monitoring of microcephaly and other
      Congenital defects of the Central Nervous System
      Revision to December 2, 2016
      Between the epidemiological weeks 01 to 47 of 2016,
      Confirmed (60) sixty cases of microcephaly associated with the virus
      Zika, 229 cases were discarded and 463 cases are under study. http://www.ins.gov.co/boletin-epidemiologico/Boletn Epidemiolgico/2016 Boletín epidemiológico semana 47.pdf
    • As of November 30, 2016 (5 am EST) Zika virus disease and Zika virus congenital infection are nationally notifiable conditions. This update from the CDC Arboviral Disease Branch includes provisional data reported to ArboNET for January 01, 2015 – November 30, 2016. US States Locally acquired mosquito-borne cases reported: 185 Travel-associated cases reported: 4,310 Laboratory acquired cases reported:  1 Total: 4,496 Sexually transmitted: 36 Guillain-Barré syndrome: 13 MAPS OF ZIKA IN THE US More US Territories Locally acquired cases reported: 33,133 Travel-associated cases reported: 125 Total: 33,258* Guillain-Barré syndrome: 48 *Sexually transmitted cases are not reported for US territories because with local transmission of Zika virus it is not possible to determine whether infection occurred due to mosquito-borne or sexual transmission. Laboratory-confirmed Zika virus disease cases reported to ArboNET by state or territory — United States, 2015–2016 (as of November 30, 2016)§ States Travel-associated cases*
      No. (% of cases in states)
      (N=4,311) Locally acquired cases†
      No. (% of cases in states)
      (N=185) Alabama 30    (1) 0    (0) Arizona 49    (1) 0    (0) Arkansas 13    (<1) 0    (0) California 368  (9) 0    (0) Colorado 50    (1) 0    (0) Connecticut 58    (1) 0    (0) Delaware 17    (<1) 0    (0) District of Columbia 27    (1) 0    (0) Florida 785  (18) 184    (99) Georgia 102  (2) 0    (0) Hawaii 14    (<1) 0    (0) Idaho 4      (<1) 0    (0) Illinois 83    (2) 0    (0) Indiana 47    (1) 0    (0) Iowa 17    (<1) 0    (0) Kansas 17    (<1) 0    (0) Kentucky 24    (1) 0    (0) Louisiana 35    (1) 0    (0) Maine 12    (<1) 0    (0) Maryland 110  (3) 0    (0) Massachusetts 105  (2) 0    (0) Michigan 63    (1) 0    (0) Minnesota 55    (1) 0    (0) Mississippi 23    (1) 0    (0) Missouri 36    (1) 0    (0) Montana 7      (<1) 0    (0) Nebraska 13    (<1) 0    (0) Nevada 18    (<1) 0    (0) New Hampshire 12    (<1) 0    (0) New Jersey 164  (4) 0    (0) New Mexico 9      (<1) 0    (0) New York 921  (21) 0    (0) North Carolina 81    (2) 0    (0) North Dakota 2      (<1) 0    (0) Ohio 74    (2) 0    (0) Oklahoma 29    (1) 0    (0) Oregon 37    (1) 0    (0) Pennsylvania†† 157  (4) 0    (0) Rhode Island 35    (1) 0    (0) South Carolina 53    (1) 0    (0) South Dakota 2      (<1) 0    (0) Tennessee 58    (1) 0    (0) Texas 258  (6) 1    (1) Utah 16** (<1) 0    (0) Vermont 10    (<1) 0    (0) Virginia 94    (2) 0    (0) Washington 58    (1) 0    (0) West Virginia 11    (<1) 0    (0) Wisconsin 46    (1) 0    (0) Wyoming 2      (<1) 0    (0)       Territories Travel-associated cases*
      No. (% of cases in territories)
      (N=125) Locally acquired cases†
      No. (% of cases in territories)
      (N=33,133) American Samoa 0      (0) 54           (<1) Puerto Rico 123  (98) 32,473*** (98) US Virgin Islands 2      (2) 603          (2) §Only includes cases meeting the probable or confirmed CSTE case definition and does not include asymptomatic infections unless the case is a pregnant woman with a complication of pregnancy
      *Travelers returning from affected areas, their sexual contacts, or infants infected in utero
      †Presumed local mosquito-borne transmission
      ††One additional case acquired through laboratory transmission
      **Includes one case with unknown route of person-to-person transmission.
      ***The Puerto Rico Department of Health is retroactively reporting cases, resulting in larger than normal increases in cases in recent weeks.       Page last reviewed: December 1, 2016 Page last updated: December 1, 2016
    • December 6, 2016 Department of Health Daily Zika Update Contact:
      Communications Office
      NewsMedia@flhealth.gov
      (850) 245-4111 Tallahassee, Fla.—In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware about the status of the Zika virus, the department will issue a Zika virus update each week day. Updates will include a Zika case count by county and information to keep Floridians informed and prepared. In order to keep the public informed, the department has posted our investigation process here. There are four new travel-related cases today with two in Broward, one in Miami-Dade and one in Pinellas counties. There no new locally acquired cases today. The total number of Zika cases reported in Florida as of today is 1,228. Infection Type Infection Count Travel-Related Infections of Zika 969 Locally Acquired Infections of Zika 244 Undetermined 15   Pregnant Women with Lab-Evidence of Zika 178 Note, these categories are not mutually exclusive and cannot be added together. Please visit our website to see the full list of travel-related cases by county.  Last week, Governor Rick Scott announced that the department has cleared the Little River area of local Zika transmission. The department has not detected any cases of local transmission of the Zika virus in 45 days in this area. The cleared area, which is about one square mile, is located NW 79th St. to the North, NW 63rd St. to the South, NW 10th Ave. to the West and N. Miami Ave. to the East. DOH continues outreach and targeted testing in Miami-Dade County and mosquito abatement and reduction activities are also taking place around the locations that are being investigated. DOH believes ongoing transmission is only taking place within the identified area in Miami Beach, see map below. One case does not mean ongoing active transmission is taking place. DOH conducts a thorough investigation by sampling close contacts and community members around each case to determine if additional people are infected. If DOH finds evidence that active transmission is occurring in an area, the media and the public will be notified. The timelines below are as of Dec. 2. Note: asymptomatic cases are not reflected as they do not have symptom on-set dates. click image above to enlarge click image above to enlarge click image above to enlarge The department is currently conducting 13 active investigations. The department has closed 39 investigations. Information regarding the investigations can be found here. If investigations reveal additional areas of active transmission, the department will announce a defined area of concern.  The department has conducted Zika virus testing for more than 10,793 people statewide. Florida currently has the capacity to test 6,465 people for active Zika virus and 4,826 for Zika antibodies. At Governor Scott’s direction, all county health departments now offer free Zika risk assessment and testing to pregnant women. Florida’s small case cluster is not considered widespread transmission, however, pregnant women are advised to avoid non-essential travel to the impacted area in Miami-Dade County (see map below). If you are pregnant and must travel or if you live or work in the impacted area, protect yourself from mosquito bites by wearing insect repellent, long clothing and limiting your time outdoors.  According to CDC guidance, providers should test all pregnant women who lived in, traveled to or whose partner traveled to Miami-Dade County after Aug. 1, 2016. It is also recommended that all pregnant women who reside in or travel frequently to the area where active transmission is likely occurring be tested for Zika in the first and second trimester. Pregnant women in the identified area can contact their medical provider or their local county health department to be tested and receive a Zika prevention kit. CDC recommends that a pregnant woman with a history of Zika virus and her provider should consider additional ultrasounds. Additionally, the department is working closely with the Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade County to identify pregnant women in the impacted areas to ensure they have access to resources and information to protect themselves. CDC recommends that a pregnant woman with a history of Zika virus and her provider should consider additional ultrasounds.  Pregnant women can contact their local county health department for Zika risk assessment and testing hours and information. A Zika risk assessment will be conducted by county health department staff and blood and/or urine samples may be collected and sent to labs for testing. It may take one to two weeks to receive results. Florida has been monitoring pregnant women with evidence of Zika regardless of symptoms. The total number of pregnant women who have been or are being monitored is 178. On Feb. 12, Governor Scott directed the State Surgeon General to activate a Zika Virus Information Hotline for current Florida residents and visitors, as well as anyone planning on traveling to Florida in the near future. The hotline, managed by the Department of Health, has assisted 7,895 callers since it launched. The number for the Zika Virus Information Hotline is 1-855-622-6735. The department urges Floridians to drain standing water weekly, no matter how seemingly small. A couple drops of water in a bottle cap can be a breeding location for mosquitoes. Residents and visitors also need to use repellents when enjoying the Florida outdoors. For more information on DOH action and federal guidance, please click here. For resources and information on Zika virus, click here. click image above to enlarge About the Florida Department of Health The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida Department of Health, please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov.
    • There are four new travel-related cases today with two in Broward, one in Miami-Dade and one in Pinellas counties. There no new locally acquired cases today. The total number of Zika cases reported in Florida as of today is 1,228. Infection Type Infection Count Travel-Related Infections of Zika 969 Locally Acquired Infections of Zika 244 Undetermined 15   Pregnant Women with Lab-Evidence of Zika 178 http://www.floridahealth.gov/newsroom/2016/12/120616-zika-update.html
    • December 5, 2016 Department of Health Daily Zika Update Contact:
      Communications Office
      NewsMedia@flhealth.gov
      (850) 245-4111 Tallahassee, Fla.—In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware about the status of the Zika virus, the department will issue a Zika virus update each week day. Updates will include a Zika case count by county and information to keep Floridians informed and prepared. In order to keep the public informed, the department has posted our investigation processhere. There are two new travel-related cases today with one in Bay and one in Duval. There no new locally acquired cases today. The total number of Zika cases reported in Florida as of today is 1,224. Infection Type Infection Count Travel-Related Infections of Zika 965 Locally Acquired Infections of Zika 244 Undetermined 15   Pregnant Women with Lab-Evidence of Zika 175 Note, these categories are not mutually exclusive and cannot be added together. Please visit our website to see the full list of travel-related cases by county. Last week, Governor Rick Scott announced that the department has cleared the Little River area of local Zika transmission. The department has not detected any cases of local transmission of the Zika virus in 45 days in this area. The cleared area, which is about one square mile, is located NW 79th St. to the North, NW 63rd St. to the South, NW 10th Ave. to the West and N. Miami Ave. to the East. DOH continues outreach and targeted testing in Miami-Dade County and mosquito abatement and reduction activities are also taking place around the locations that are being investigated. DOH believes ongoing transmission is only taking place within the identified area in Miami Beach, see map below. One case does not mean ongoing active transmission is taking place. DOH conducts a thorough investigation by sampling close contacts and community members around each case to determine if additional people are infected. If DOH finds evidence that active transmission is occurring in an area, the media and the public will be notified. The timelines below are as of Dec. 2. Note: asymptomatic cases are not reflected as they do not have symptom on-set dates. click image above to enlarge click image above to enlarge click image above to enlarge The department is currently conducting 13 active investigations. The department has closed 39 investigations. Information regarding the investigations can be found here. If investigations reveal additional areas of active transmission, the department will announce a defined area of concern.  The department has conducted Zika virus testing for more than 10,780 people statewide. Florida currently has the capacity to test 6,564 people for active Zika virus and 4,929 for Zika antibodies. At Governor Scott’s direction, all county health departments now offer free Zika risk assessment and testing to pregnant women. Florida’s small case cluster is not considered widespread transmission, however, pregnant women are advised to avoid non-essential travel to the impacted area in Miami-Dade County (see map below). If you are pregnant and must travel or if you live or work in the impacted area, protect yourself from mosquito bites by wearing insect repellent, long clothing and limiting your time outdoors.  According to CDC guidance, providers should test all pregnant women who lived in, traveled to or whose partner traveled to Miami-Dade County after Aug. 1, 2016. It is also recommended that all pregnant women who reside in or travel frequently to the area where active transmission is likely occurring be tested for Zika in the first and second trimester. Pregnant women in the identified area can contact their medical provider or their local county health department to be tested and receive a Zika prevention kit. CDC recommends that a pregnant woman with a history of Zika virus and her provider should consider additional ultrasounds. Additionally, the department is working closely with the Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade County to identify pregnant women in the impacted areas to ensure they have access to resources and information to protect themselves. CDC recommends that a pregnant woman with a history of Zika virus and her provider should consider additional ultrasounds.  Pregnant women can contact their local county health department for Zika risk assessment and testing hours and information. A Zika risk assessment will be conducted by county health department staff and blood and/or urine samples may be collected and sent to labs for testing. It may take one to two weeks to receive results. Florida has been monitoring pregnant women with evidence of Zika regardless of symptoms. The total number of pregnant women who have been or are being monitored is 175. On Feb. 12, Governor Scott directed the State Surgeon General to activate a Zika Virus Information Hotline for current Florida residents and visitors, as well as anyone planning on traveling to Florida in the near future. The hotline, managed by the Department of Health, has assisted 7,861 callers since it launched. The number for the Zika Virus Information Hotline is 1-855-622-6735. The department urges Floridians to drain standing water weekly, no matter how seemingly small. A couple drops of water in a bottle cap can be a breeding location for mosquitoes. Residents and visitors also need to use repellents when enjoying the Florida outdoors. For more information on DOH action and federal guidance, please click here. For resources and information on Zika virus, click here. click image above to enlarge About the Florida Department of Health The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida Department of Health, please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov.