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Zika in Florida: 2nd possible non-travel case investigated

Zika in Florida: 2nd possible non-travel case investigated

Story highlights Sexual transmission has not yet been ruled outA CDC epidemiologist is traveling to Florida to assist with the investigation(CNN) Health officials are investigating a possible non-travel related case of Zika virus in Broward County, Florida, the Florida Department of Health said Thursday.This individual has not traveled to an area where the virus is circulating.However, sexual transmission of the virus from a person who has traveled has not been ruled out, Florida Department of Health Communications Director Mara Gambineri said.

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Health officials: Sex ruled out in possible non-travel Zika case

Health officials: Sex ruled out in possible non-travel Zika case

The Florida Department of Health says a case of Zika in the Miami area was not sexually-transmitted in a case involving a woman.OneBlood to begin testing for Zika virusOfficials stated that Miami-Dade Zika case was not sexually-transmittedIf the source is confirmed local, OneBlood says they will stop collecting in that zip codeThe case may be the first non-travel related Zika case in the United States.Fl DOH says they have not ruled out travel yet.

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Florida probes second possible Zika case in non-traveler

Florida probes second possible Zika case in non-traveler

MIAMI: A second case of Zika virus possibly acquired locally is being investigated in Florida, just days after the first potential case was announced in Miami, officials said Thursday.Until now, there have been hundreds of cases of Zika virus in Florida but all involved people who were infected while traveling to areas where the mosquito-borne virus is spreading.If confirmed, the Florida infections would mark the arrival of the homegrown virus on the US continent for the first time.

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Broward’s first possible non-travel-related Zika case under investigation

Broward's first possible non-travel-related Zika case under investigation

Like Miami-Dade County earlier this week, now Broward County is in the Zika spotlight.Broward’s first Zika virus case that’s possibly not travel-related is being investigated, state health officials said Thursday, just two days after a similar inquiry was announced in Miami-Dade.If confirmed, the two would become the first locally acquired cases of the mosquito-borne virus in the continental United States.

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