Zika Virus Infection in USA (Florida) (Update)
23 Aug 2016
As of 22 August 2016 Florida Department of Health has reported a total of 37 cases of non-travel related Zika virus (ZIKV) infection. There are two areas, Wynwood and Miami Beach, both in Miami-Dade County that are confirmed as having evidence of local ZIKV transmission. Active investigations are ongoing.
Maps of the zones affected in Miami-Dade County can be accessed here.
Advice to Travellers
Mosquito bite avoidance is strongly recommended.
Seek travel advice from your healthcare provider at least 6-8 weeks in advance of travel, but particularly important if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy.
You are strongly advised to obtain adequate travel insurance – if pregnant, check with your travel insurance company that you are covered under the policy.
Take measures to avoid sexual transmission of ZIKV
Specific recommendations for pregnant women
Until the link between ZIKV and adverse pregnancy outcomes has been fully clarified pregnant women should:
Postpone non-essential travel to High risk country/territory/areas.
Consider postponing non-essential travel to Moderate risk country/territory/areas.
On return, early obstetric review is recommended even if well.
For more detailed advice look here