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Zika Virus

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FL DOH: Zika

Zika fever is a mild febrile illness caused by a mosquito-borne virus similar to those that cause dengue and West Nile virus infection. It has been identified in several countries in Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean since 2015. Outbreaks have previously been reported in Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Local transmission has also been reported in Puerto Rico. Cases of Zika fever have been reported in travelers returning to the United States.

Florida has confirmed local transmissions of the Zika virus in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.

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HHS: Zika Virus - What You Need to Know

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services site provides helpful information on Zika Virus.

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CDC Zika Information

For the latest and most comprehensive information, including patient resources, please visit the CDC's Zika Virus page.

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Family Panning Care and Zika

This toolkit released by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Population Affairs, provides helpful information on family planning care for men and women of reproductive age.

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