Number of Zika cases in Florida rises to 60

One Zika case has been confirmed in St. Johns County


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health announced one new case of the Zika virus Monday, bringing the total number of cases in Florida to 60.

The latest case is in Miami-Dade County. Of the cases confirmed in the state, four cases are still showing symptoms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms associated with the Zika virus last between seven and 10 days.

Four pregnant women have tested positive for the Zika virus. The CDC recommends that pregnant women with a history of Zika should consider additional ultrasounds. It is also recommended that women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant avoid travel to Zika-affected areas.

The first sexually-transmitted case of Zika was confirmed in Polk County last week. Zika is described as generally mild with a rash, fever and joint pain.

Miami-Dade County has 28 confirmed ZIka cases. One case has been confirmed in St. Johns County