Florida has confirmed 10 more homegrown cases of Zika in people infected by local mosquitoes, leading federal health officials to advise women who are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant to avoid the area just north of downtown Miami where Zika is spreading. Palm Beachers are encouraged to attend a Town of Palm Beach Zika Forum this Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016. See below:
The new cases bring the number of Zika infections spread by local mosquitoes — as opposed to foreign travel — to 14.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1,658 people in the continental U.S. and Hawaii have been diagnosed with Zika.
The local cases in Miami are a major development, because — with the exception of one Zika case related to a lab accident — all of the Zika infections in the U.S. until now have been been diagnosed in people who traveled abroad or in people who had sex with a traveler. Although Zika is largely spread by mosquitoes, both men and women can transmit the virus sexually.
Palm Beachers are Invited to a Town of Palm Beach Zika Form
Town of Palm Beach
Palm Beach Civic Association
Citizens' Association of Palm Beach
Everything you need to know...
Learn the dangers of the Zika virus
Prevent Zika and protect yourself
Get your questions answered
* The Honorable Maggie Zeidman, Town Council Member
* Dr. Robert Jacobson
* Jay Boodheshwar, Deputy Town Manager
* Gary Goode, Palm Beach County Environmental Program Supervisor
* David Paladino, Native Pest Management
Town Council Chambers, Palm Beach Town Hall
Please join us for this important community program.
Questions? Please call