14 Zika Virus Cases Now In Florida

MIAMI (AP)  –   Two more cases of the Zika virus have been found in two additional Florida counties.

State health officials said Friday that a case of the Zika virus was found in Osceola County, outside Orlando, and one in St. Johns County, near Jacksonville.

The new cases bring Florida’s total count to 14 in seven counties.

The Zika virus has also been found in Miami-Dade, Broward, Hillsborough, Lee and Santa Rosa counties.

All the cases have been travel related.

No cases of transmittal have been reported in Florida.

The virus causes fever, rash and achy joints. It is primarily transmitted by mosquitoes.

In Brazil, health officials are investigating a possible connection between the virus and babies born with brain defects and abnormally small heads.