A new case of the Zika virus has been found in Central Florida.

  • Another case of Zika reported in Brevard; total now 3
  • Senate recently passed $1.1 billion measure to fight Zika
  • CDC: More than 500 cases of Zika have been reported in US

The Florida Department of Health said Wednesday that another case had been reported in Brevard County, which brings the total number of cases to three in the county.

The news comes one day after the Senate passed a $1.1 billion measure to create a vaccine and provide emergency funding and public education.

The virus can cause birth defects in babies and has been seen in more than 50 countries during this outbreak.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 500 cases have been reported in the United States.

In Central Florida, there are about 20 cases reported. Nine cases are in Orange County; two are in Volusia County.  

In the Tampa Bay area, there are 10 reported cases.

The third travel-related case was just confirmed Wednesday in Pinellas County, which brings the statewide total to 120. Eight of those cases involve pregnant women.  

All of the cases in Florida are travel-related; however, the state is still urging residents and visitors to protect themselves from mosquitos.

Halifax Health hospitals in Daytona Beach and Port Orange are conducting travel screenings of all patients who visit the emergency departments at those facilities.

If you are experiencing a fever with a rash and red eyes and you have traveled to a Zika-affected area, contact your local health department so they can determine what kind of testing should be done.