Six new Zika virus cases reported in Florida

- The Florida Department of Health reported six new travel-related cases of the Zika virus in the state to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Florida has reported a total of nine travel-related cases of the virus, including two in Hillsborough County. None of the confirmed cases in Florida involve pregnant women.

The CDC said Florida has not been identified as an area at particular risk for the virus, but the Florida Department of Health said it is closely monitoring its spread.  

Governor Rick Scott and State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong were briefed Monday by the CDC on the status of the Zika virus.

The CDC has issued travel notices related to Zika for several countries.

Travel-related cases are defined as disease believed to be contracted outside of the state. More information about the CDC's notices can be found here: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices.

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