2nd Zika case reported in Palm Beach County

2nd Zika case reported in Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County has recorded its second case of the Zika virus. It is the second travel-related case in the county, according to the Florida Department of Health.

The patient had traveled to Guyana and is not pregnant, according to the Health Department.

Palm Beach County was added to the Declaration of Public Health Emergency following the first reported case.

Of the cases confirmed in Florida, six cases are still exhibiting symptoms, the Department of Health says.

The state recommends  that women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant postpone travel to Zika-affected areas.

The number for the Zika virus information hotline is 1-855-622-6735

Breakdown of cases by county in Florida:

Alachua 4
Brevard 2
Broward 12
Clay 1
Collier 1
Hillsborough 3
Lee 3
Miami-Dade 32
Orange 5
Osceola 4
Palm Beach 2
Polk 3
Santa Rosa 1
Seminole 1
St. Johns 1

Cases involving pregnant women 5

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