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Zika Virus Information

During 2016, there were several cases of Zika in the Miami-Dade area in an extremely small geographic area. The Florida Department of Health issues Zikas update; access it at 

The Department confirms that there are no locally-acquired cases of Zika virus transmission in Charlotte County, Florida. This includes Punta Gorda, Englewood-Cape Haze, Port Charlotte, Placida,  Boca Grande, Don Pedro Island, El Jobean, Little Gasparilla Island, Manasota Key and Palm Island. 

For a extremely complete information about ZIKA, visit and for more information visit their Facebook page.

The Florida Department of Health has requested that all consumer questions continue to be directed to the state Zika Virus Information Hotline at 855-622-6735.

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About the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast

Florida's premier year-round eco-tourism destination, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, The Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast, is known for its pristine, unspoiled beauty. The area has hosted seven major feature films, been featured on SAIL magazine's list of the "10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States," ranked by Golf Digest as the "Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America," and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the "Best Places to Live in the South." For information about area events, activities and attractions, contact the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor and Convention Bureau, 1700 Tamiami Trail, Suite G-2, Port Charlotte, FL; call 941-743-1900 for a free Visitor's Guide; or visit the Web site at