Gov. Scott: No active Zika zones in Florida so far this year

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By: Associated Press
July 17, 2017

MIAMI (AP) -- Florida's governor says no Zika transmission zones have been identified in the state so far this year.

But, Governor Rick Scott is warning people visiting and living in Florida to wear mosquito repellent and drain containers that collect rainwater to help prevent another outbreak of the virus.

Governor Scott was in Miami on Monday to discuss Zika preparedness planning with state and local health administrators, mosquito control officials, and officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Florida confirmed 285 Zika infections were contracted in the state in 2016. Six additional cases confirmed this year were all linked to exposure to the virus in 2016.

81 travel-related Zika cases have been confirmed in Florida in 2017, with most of those cases coming from Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

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