Rick Scott to Meet with Congressional Leaders to Discuss Zika Preparedness
Gov. Rick Scott will meet with Congressional leaders on Zika preparedness Wednesday, according to a press release from the governor's office.
Florida currently leads the nation in number of infections and had 109 confirmed cases of Zika Virus as of Wednesday morning.
The majority of infections are related to travel to the Caribbean and South American countries which have had outbreaks of the virus. The Florida Department of Health said Tuesday Miami-Dade has the most infections statewide, followed by Broward County.
Zika symptoms typically are not serious and generally last no more than a week. Fever, red eyes and joint pain are all common in the virus, with its complications being more serious for women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant since the virus can cause birth defects.
The Washington, D.C. meeting will be held Wednesday afternoon.
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