Scott to open week with another Zika virus round table in Palm Beach County

Gov. Scott met earlier this month in Delray Beach with school officials on the Zika virus

Gov. Scott met earlier this month in Delray Beach with school officials on the Zika virus

Gov. Rick Scott travels to Palm Beach County for another round table Monday on the Zika virus, a move prompted by last week’s report of a second local case of the mosquito-borne illness.

Scott is set to meet with community officials, business leaders and tourism representatives at 1:30 p.m. in the Boca Raton Resort and Club’s Mizner Room. Those looking to attend the event are being asked to respond to: alexis.newman@waldofrastoria.com.

Scott has been touring the state, hosting Zika virus events for weeks. The events seem to follow a pattern, where Scott and state health officials provide the latest updates on the spread of Zika and detail the efforts underway to reduce the mosquito population in areas where the cases have been identified.

There are 42 Floridians who have contracted the illness within the state. Cases have been identified in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Pinellas counties. More than 600 cases of residents with non-travel Zika have been reported — with victims having contracted the virus outside Florida.

Scott earlier Monday plans to host a similar discussion in Naples, at the Collier County Health Department.

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