New pool of Zika-positive mosquitoes trapped in Miami Beach

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By: Associated Press
October 18, 2016

MIAMI (AP) -- Officials say a new pool of mosquitoes taken from Miami Beach has tested positive for Zika.

A Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control news release says officials learned about the new pool Monday. The insects had been collected from a trap Oct. 5.

The new pool is in the previously designated Zika transmission zone.

A large portion of Miami Beach remains an active Zika infection zone. Officials announced last week that several people had been infected with Zika in a 1-square-mile area of Miami just north of the Little Haiti neighborhood.

Last month, another transmission zone in Miami's Wynwood district had been cleared.

As of Tuesday, Zika infections had been reported in 1,040 people in Florida. Most caught the virus while traveling outside the U.S., but 163 cases aren't travel related.


By: Associated Press
October 13, 2016

MIAMI (AP) -- Florida health officials have identified another Miami neighborhood where mosquitoes have spread the Zika virus to people.

Gov. Rick Scott's office announced Thursday that five people have been infected with Zika in a 1-square-mile area of the city just north of the Little Haiti neighborhood.

According to the statement, four of the cases were previously announced by Florida's Department of Health as being under investigation. The fifth case was confirmed Thursday. Scott's office says that confirms federal criteria for identifying a new zone of transmission.

A large portion of Miami Beach remains an active Zika infection zone. Health officials said last month that another transmission zone in Miami's Wynwood district had been cleared.

Zika infections have been reported in over 1,020 people in Florida. Most caught it while traveling outside the U.S., but 155 cases aren't travel related.



 
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