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Health organizations say Miami Beach isn’t more Zika transmission zone

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Florida Department of Health said Friday that Miami Beach was no longer considered an active Zika transmission zone.

The CDC said there are no new cases of local Zika virus transmission has been identified in the South of Miami Beach for more than 45 days, suggesting that the risk of infection was not greater than in the rest of Miami-Dade County.

“Florida is no longer the identified areas with active Zika transmission,” Governor Rick Scott said in a statement.

(Reporting by Subrat Patnaik in Bengaluru; Editing by Ted Kerr)

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