MIAMI — Governor Rick Scott confirmed to Daily News Online today that the near-deadly Zika virus has hit Florida. According to the governor, 9 cases have been reported spanning from Miami-Dade to Santa Rosa county. All of the cases are believed to be from people who are returning from countries like Honduras; Colombia, and Venezuela.
Fast Facts About Zika:
*It cannot be cured
*It may be mistaken for a common cold
*Symptoms include rash; joint pain, and fever, and red eyes.
- A common transmission of the virus is through mosquito bites.
US residents are advised to view the PDF file provided to Daily News Online by the Governor’s office. Helpful prevention tips; and safety measures are available in the file below.