Mosquitoes test positive for Zika in South Beach as local cases rise

September 1, 2016 11:05 PM

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Mosquitoes trapped in South Beach have tested positive for Zika, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reported on Thursday — providing the first conclusive proof that insects in the U.S. are carrying the virus.

Florida health officials also reported two more local Zika infections in Miami-Dade, with one case in each of the two areas previously identified as transmission zones: a section of Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood and a 1.5-square-mile zone in Miami Beach.

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