Current Travel Safety Information

    Zika Virus

    As of March 24, 2017, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) reports that there have been 2 locally acquired infections of Zika in 2017.  DOH has stated that Florida no longer has any identified areas with active Zika transmission since one case does not mean ongoing active transmission is taking place.  However, they say we will continue to see isolated cases of local transmission, so it is important for residents and visitors in Miami-Dade County to remain vigilant about mosquito protection.  As Florida Governor Rick Scott has stated, "We must all remain fully committed to doing our part to keep Florida clear of active Zika transmission by continuing to dump standing water and wear bug spray."

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has offered guidance for pregnant women and their partners considering travel to Miami-Dade county.

    To speak directly with someone from the Florida Department of Health, please call the Florida Zika Virus Information Hotline at 855-622-6735.

    According to Florida Gov. Rick Scott, “Last year, our aggressive actions helped lift the previous Zika zones in Wynwood, Little River and Miami Beach. This year, we stand ready to once again do all we can to protect Florida’s families, visitors and communities.”

    RESOURCES

    Florida Zika Virus Information Hotline: 855-622-6735

    Florida Department of Health Zika Virus Information

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Zika Virus Information

    CDC Advice for People Traveling to South Florida

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