Florida Zika Transmissions On The Rise

Aug 1, 2016

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Florida Governor Rick Scott has announced as many as 14  people in the state have contracted the Zika virus, likely from local mosquitos.

Friday Governor Rick Scott announced health officials had confirmed four cases of the Zika virus had been transmitted via mosquitoes in Florida. He said experts would continue testing people in a square-mile area North of Miami’s downtown where the cases are believed to have come from. By Monday Scott announced a door-to-door survey had found 10 more suspected cases of local Zika transmission. Zika can be transmitted sexually or through mosquitoes. It is associated with mild symptoms for most people. But can cause serious birth defects.