Zika Virus in Miami Warning – Updated: Aug 19, 2016
Five new cases of locally acquired zika have been confirmed from Miami Beach. This brings the total to 36 cases of local transmission in Miami Dade. The majority are in the areas shown below, in Wynwood and Miami Beach. However there have been isolated cases outside these areas.
All pregnant women living in Florida qualify for testing by the health department for free. You can either go to the health department directly for testing, or get a requisition form from our office and have labs drawn at Baptist. We cannot draw the labs from our office.
It is also possible to test partners of pregnant women or couples trying to conceive through commercial labs, which may have a fee. Please speak to our office for more details.
Health department: 305-470-5660
Remember, wear long sleeves and pants, and apply your bug repellent containing DEET or oil of lemon eucalyptus every day! Partners of pregnant women should also take the same precautions and/or use condoms.
For Miami Area Maps: http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/zika-virus/