Governor Rick Scott announced that following his request in August for additional lab support personnel to help the state expedite Zika testing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing Florida with seven personnel to support testing and lab functions. In order to ensure pregnant women get results back faster, Governor Scott today is requesting even more support personnel from the CDC. Last week, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) also purchased additional lab equipment to help expedite Zika testing. On August 3rd, Governor Scott directed DOH to provide Zika testing to pregnant women at all county health departments at no cost. To date, more than 2,200 pregnant women have received a free Zika test and assessment through DOH county health departments.