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10 additional Zika Cases found in Florida; Governor activates 'emergency response'

9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago August 01, 2016 Aug 1, 2016 Monday, August 01 2016 August 01, 2016 10:48 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

MIAMI – Ten additional cases of Zika virus infection have been reported in northern Miami, according to government officials.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has activated the "emergency response" team from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention to help stem the outbreak.

Four people were confirmed last week to have the virus after, most likely, contracting the disease via infected mosquitoes in a 1-square-mile area in northern Miami, according to Gov. Scott. The outbreak is the first time the virus has been transmitted via mosquitoes within the U.S.

"DOH has been testing individuals in three locations in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties for possible local transmissions through mosquito bites. Based on DOH's investigations, two locations have been ruled out for possible local transmissions of the Zika virus," Gov. Scott said in a statement.

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