The Zika Virus Has Spread to Miami Beach
NEWS BRIEF Local cases of Zika Infection have been found in Miami Beach, Florida Governor Rick Scott said Friday, which means the Virus has spread beyond the small neighborhood that health officials had hoped to contain it to, and has infected one of South Florida’s largest tourist areas.The spread of Zika by local mosquitos had been confined to one spot just north of downtown Miami, a one-square mile area in the Wynwood neighborhood.But health officials on Friday said at least five people were infected by Zika in Miami Beach, in the heart of the city’s restaurant and nightclub scene.
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Zika Speads in Florida, Infects 5 in Miami Beach
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Zika is now spreading in two places in Florida — in Miami Beach as well as an area north of Miami, Governor Rick Scott confirmed Friday.He said five people have been infected by Zika locally in Miami Beach, including three tourists.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new travel warning, telling pregnant women to avoid the popular tourist area if at all possible.
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Florida governor confirms Zika transmission in Miami Beach
Florida officials said on Friday they have identified a new area of Zika virus transmission through local mosquitoes in a small area in Miami Beach, the second area in Miami-Dade county where the Zika virus is spreading.Florida Gov.Rick Scott said state health officials have identified five cases of Zika believed to be contracted in Miami Beach.
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CDC Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Miami Beach Due to Zika
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter(HealthDay)FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Federal health officials are urging pregnant women to avoid travel to Miami Beach, after Florida Gov.Rick Scott confirmed on Friday that five cases of locally transmitted Zika virus have occurred there.Until now, local transmission of mosquito-borne Zika — which can cause devastating birth defects in babies — has been restricted to a neighborhood in north Miami known as Wynwood.
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