Locally Acquired Zika Virus Reportedly Spreads To Miami Beach

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There is evidence of the transmission of  the Zika virus at one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, Miami Beach, Florida.  This opens a new front against the mosquito-borne virus, according to Florida health officials.

“If investigations reveal additional areas of likely active transmission, the department will announce a defined area of concern,” said Mara Gambin (Florida Health Dept) in a statement.

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