New Active Zika Transmission Area in Miami-Dade County

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New Active Zika Transmission Area in Miami-Dade County
New Active Zika Transmission Area in Miami-Dade County

FRIDAY, Oct. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new active Zika transmission zone was declared Thursday by Florida health officials.

The new area is roughly three miles north of Wynwood in Miami, where the first local outbreak of Zika occurred. Five people -- two women and three men -- have been infected so far, according to the Florida Department of Health. Three are local residents, while the other two visited or worked there.

Florida now has three areas where Zika has been spread locally, although Wynwood is no longer considered an active transmission zone. A section of Miami Beach is the third Zika area.

"We have had more than 1,000 cases of Zika in our state, and Miami-Dade County continues to be the only area with ongoing active transmissions," Gov. Rick Scott said in a statement. In response to the latest setback in Florida, officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that pregnant women should avoid traveling to the new Zika zone, and they should consider postponing non-essential travel to the rest of Miami-Dade County.

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