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wisn : 10 more cases of local Zika transmission in Florida

10 more cases of local Zika transmission in Florida

10 more cases of local Zika transmission in Florida

More people in Florida may have caught the Zika virus after being bitten by local mosquitoes, Gov.Rick Scott announced Monday.On Friday, state health officials confirmed that four people had obtained Zika from mosquitoes in a square mile area just north of downtown Miami.

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Travel-related Zika virus cases rise to 14 in Mississippi

Travel-related Zika virus cases rise to 14 in Mississippi

Three new cases of Zika virus have been confirmed in Mississippi residents who recently traveled out of the country, state health officials said Monday.The mosquito-borne virus causes severe birth defects if a mother is infected during pregnancy and can otherwise cause a mild illness with symptoms including fever, joint pain, conjunctivitis or rash, heath officials said.Death is very rare.

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With 10 more Zika virus cases in Florida, governor asks for emergency response team

With 10 more Zika virus cases in Florida, governor asks for emergency response team

Florida public health investigators have identified 10 additional Zika cases in the Miami area, bringing the total to 14 in the first known outbreak of the virus to be caused by mosquitoes in the continental U.S., Florida Gov.Rick Scott said Monday.The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising pregnant women and women considering pregnancy to avoid travel to the one-square-mile area north of downtown, encompassing the Wynwood neighborhood, where investigators say mosquitoes have transmitted the virus, Gov.

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