Health officials are warning pregnant women to stay away from mosquitoes, and doctors are urging pregnant women not to go swimming or use the toilet until they know their body can tolerate Zika.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said it has seen a sharp increase in Zika cases in Florida.
That’s despite a slight dip in cases in some other states that have seen a decline.
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It also says there are no confirmed cases in the continental U.S.
The department said that there is not enough information yet to determine how many people have contracted the virus and how they will respond.
“We need to be vigilant, and we need to protect everyone who is being exposed,” said Dr. Brian Shipp, director of the Florida Department for Health.
“We need them to stay well, and I think that’s really the message we’re trying to get across.”
Health officials have said that the number of people infected in Florida is more than 10 times the national average.
But the state has had an uptick in the number reporting symptoms of the virus, and more than half the people who tested positive for it have tested positive in Florida, and most of them had symptoms similar to those seen in Zika-infected pregnant women.
Shipp said some of the people most likely to have the virus have traveled to the Caribbean, Asia, and Europe.
He said it is too early to know if the virus has spread to other parts of the U.T. and U.K.
Shishri Kumar, who is pregnant with her first child, said she and her husband have been taking precautions.
She said they don’t wear long pants or pants with sleeves, and they wear long shirts when going out.
She has been testing positive for Zika and is taking her first steps to determine if she is pregnant.
“I think this is a huge opportunity to take advantage of this opportunity to make sure that we have the best possible care that we can for the baby,” Kumar said.
Shipthearth Narayanan, an obstetrician at the University of Florida, said that he’s seeing a higher number of cases in women who have traveled from the Caribbean and Europe to Florida.
He’s also seeing more women with symptoms of Zika.
“The more that we see that are pregnant, the more likely it is that there’s going to be a Zika infection in the baby and the more that there are potential symptoms that we need a diagnosis and treatment,” he said.
He said if a woman has a fever, it could be Zika.
If it’s a rash, it’s probably a fever.
He also said the number one risk for Zika is if the mother has symptoms that resemble the flu, which is what’s happening with Zika.
People should stay home from work until they are sure they’re immune, Shipp said.