Zika may be down but the virus is not out in Florida, where the health department on Friday reported three more locally acquired cases and six travel-related infections.
The individuals in all but one of the cases — a travel-related infection in Broward — displayed symptoms last year, the agency said.
Florida also reported two Zika cases in which authorities couldn’t determine where the exposure took place because the people visited Miami-Dade and traveled outside the state to areas where the virus is widespread.
So far in 2017, Florida has reported only 4 travel-related cases and no new local infections. In 2016, the virus also began with a handful of travel-related cases before erupting into a local outbreak in Miami and Miami Beach in the summer and fall.