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Zika case identified in Manatee County

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Manatee County, FL - The Florida Department of Health announcing that a locally transmitted case of Zika has been confirmed in Manatee County. There is no evidence of ongoing, active transmission of Zika.

The health department notified mosquito control of the suspected case.  According to the Health Department If the department identifies an area where ongoing, active transmission of Zika is taking place, it will notify the public.

The department reminds residents and health care providers to consider a Zika test if symptoms are consistent with the virus.

Zika can also be transmitted sexually and to take precautions if you or your partner traveled to an area where Zika is active.

According to the Health Department, A couple traveled to Cuba. One partner was ill with symptoms consistent with Zika shortly after travel. Based on the details revealed through an investigation, evidence sug-gests one partner acquired Zika while in Cuba.

The person that acquired Zika in Cuba was not tested for Zika while they had symptoms. A test conducted this week showed evidence of a past Zika infection.

The total number of Zika cases in Florida in 2017 is 187.