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FL Zika Moving Out Of Confirmed Area

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The Florida Health Department confirmed three new local Zika casesin Miami-Dade county on Friday. miami-376One of those cases was located outside of the boundary thought to contain the only local Zika outbreak in the United States, a less than one-square-mile area in the trendy Wynwood neighborhood of Miami.  The health department’s website noted that the investigation into this third case is just beginning and that the department would work to eradicate and control mosquitos in the area of interest. It’s unclear whether this third patient lives and works outside of Wynwood, has never been to Wynwood, or if those things are still under investigation.  The three new local cases were announced in conjunction with 10 additional travel-related cases of Zika virus in Florida, four in Orange, two in Miami-Dade, one in Leon, one in Palm Beach and one in Sarasota counties. At last count, Florida had 413 travel related infections, 28 local infections and 58 cases of Zika virus in pregnant women.

From Huff Post  Photo Credit John Vlahakis

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