Is Alabama ready for Zika? Miami outbreak provides a glimpse at response

August 3, 2016 12:07 PM

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When four people in the Miami area tested positive for the Zika virus without traveling overseas last week, local public health officials sprang into action, conducting extensive surveys and door-to-door blood testing for people living in the area, which produced 10 more positive test results.

The Florida Department of Health, working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was able to identify a one-square-mile area in the Wynwood area north of Miami where they believe all the infections occurred. The department informed residents about potential dangers and rained chemical ...

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