Zika tally adds 12 new travel-related cases

Total number of travel-related cases climbs to 452


The state added 12 travel-related cases of the Zika virus Tuesday, with the cases popping up in Miami-Dade, Broward, Hillsborough, Orange and St. Lucie counties, according to information released by the Florida Department of Health.

The total number of travel-related cases, which stem from people bringing the virus into the state from elsewhere, climbed to 452.

Also, one new infection involving a pregnant woman was diagnosed, bringing that number to 60.

The mosquito-borne Zika is particularly dangerous to pregnant women because it can cause severe birth defects.

Meanwhile, the Department of Health did not report any new locally transmitted cases, which involve people being infected by mosquitoes in Florida. The state has found a total of 30 local cases.