Florida governor declares health emergency in four counties over Zika

February 3, 2016 10:27 PM

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Florida governor declares health emergency in four counties over Zika

TAMPA, Fla. Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a public health emergency in four counties with travel-related cases of the Zika virus on Wednesday, and ordered state officials to increase mosquito control efforts in some of the most populous parts of the state.

"Although Florida’s current nine Zika cases were travel-related, we have to ensure Florida is prepared and stays ahead of the spread of the Zika virus in our state," Scott said in a statement.

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