Florida confirms local spread in 4 Zika cases

July 29, 2016 9:44 PM

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Florida confirms local spread in 4 Zika cases

Florida health officials said today that the investigation into four Zika infections in people without histories of travel to affected areas has determined they were likely contracted from local mosquitoes, making them the first such cases in the continental United States.

The Florida Department of Health (Florida Health) said in a statement today that active transmission is occurring in a 1-square-mile area of Miami-Dade County, just north of downtown Miami.

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