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Single Case of Locally Transmitted Zika Identified in Miami-Dade County

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Tallahassee, Fla. — Today the Florida Department of Health is announcing that a locally transmitted case of Zika has been confirmed in Miami-Dade County. At this time there is no evidence of ongoing, active transmission of Zika. According to CDC guidance, this isolated case does not constitute a Zika zone. 

With the holiday season fast approaching, the Florida Department of Health is encouraging Floridians to keep food safe by practicing basic food safety measures while preparing meals this Thanksgiving.

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Florida Department of Health in Dixie County will be offering 12 weeks of FREE Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure Education in weekly, interactive small –group classes (limited one-on-one sessions also available) by one of our Health Educators beginning in mid- September as part of the Heart Health Plus initiative to improve the cardiovascular health of Floridians. For more information about this program, please contact Lola Butler, Community Health Educator at 352-498-4584 or Kyle Roberts, Health Educator Consultant at 352-463-3120 X 4003.

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