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Health officials clear part of Miami Beach Zika zone

 

MIAMI – Florida health officials have clarified a part of the Miami Beach Zika transmission zone.

Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday that the Ministry of Health has not detected a local transmission of the Zika virus in the northern part of Miami Beach in more than 45 days.

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The recently cancelled area runs from 28th Street to 63rd Street. The remaining Miami Beach Zika zone runs from 8 to 28 blocks. An additional Zika zone remains in the little river neighborhood of Miami-Dade County.

The first cases of Zika transmission via mosquito bites on the AMERICAN mainland were reported in July in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood. That area was approved in September.

Zika can lead to serious brain-related birth defects, including disastrous small heads, in pregnant women who become infected. More than 1,200 cases have been reported in Florida, more than 200 locally acquired.

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