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Updated: 08/10/2017 08:30:03AM

First sexually transmitted Zika case reported

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This graph shows the number of 2017 Zika cases in Florida. Note from the Department of Health: These categories are not mutually exclusive and cannot be added together.

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The Florida Department of Health has confirmed the first sexually transmitted Zika case in 2017 has been identified in Pinellas County. There is no evidence of transmission through mosquitoes taking place anywhere in Florida.

While the individual had no travel, their partner recently traveled to Cuba and was ill with symptoms consistent with Zika. Both tested positive for Zika. The department notified mosquito control and appropriate mosquito reduction activities are taking place.

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