Tallahasese restaurants have reported a surge in visitors to the state, with some restaurants reporting they’re already seeing customers who are sick.
“We’re seeing a lot of people coming in from other states.
We’ve been getting a lot more calls,” said John Burdette, general manager of the Big Cypress Inn and Suites in the downtown core.
Burdett said he’s already seeing people who are symptomatic and want to return.
He’s also seen an increase in people who were bitten by mosquitoes or other creatures, such as a cat or a dog.
Burdette said the state is seeing people coming from other parts of the country, but it’s unclear how many are coming from the U.S. or Canada.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Florida is home to more than 30 million people.
Bridette said he can’t comment on the virus outbreak because he hasn’t been briefed on it.
But he said people should keep an eye out for any new cases in the area.
“It’s not too early to start worrying about it.
We’re still waiting for the virus to show up.
We are starting to see it,” he said.
Florida is seeing the largest outbreak of the Zika strain so far in the state.
There are more than 1,000 cases of the virus in the continental U.N., according to a CDC report.