Travel advisory issued after new Zika cases in Florida - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Travel advisory issued after new Zika cases in Florida

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The state Department of Public Health has issued a public health warning after cases of Zika Virus in Florida.

Several cases of Zika have been found in the area of Miami-Dade County.

"I encourage Connecticut women who are or plan to become pregnant and their partners to take these travel warnings very seriously. While Zika virus causes only mild symptoms in most people, it can have devastating, life-long consequences for unborn children," said a spokesperson for the DPH.

Officials said the kind of mosquito that transmitted Zika is not found in the Connecticut area. 

However, the Asian tiger mosquito, which is capable of transmitting Zika, has been trapped in multiple Connecticut towns in recent months.

Officials advise residents to remove standing water and trash that can collect water.

Anyone with questions or concerns is urged to contact DPH.

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