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Florida Reports 10 More Local Zika Cases

Florida health officials Monday reported 10 additional locally transmitted cases of the Zika virus, including one involving a Palm Beach County resident.

The report brought to 105 the total number of locally transmitted cases of the mosquito-borne virus.

While almost all of the cases caused by local mosquito bites have occurred in Miami-Dade County, the Florida Department of Health said it was investigating the new case involving the Palm Beach County resident to determine where exposure occurred.

The other nine newly reported cases were linked to Miami-Dade, with three dating from July. In those three cases, the Department of Health said it had just received test results from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Also Monday, the Department of Health reported six new "travel related" cases of the virus. Two of those new cases were in Miami-Dade, two were in Broward County, one was in Collier County, and one was in Polk County.

Florida now has 894 reported Zika cases.

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