Florida health department investigates possible local Zika transmission
FLORIDA – Florida health officials said on Tuesday they are investigating a case of Zika virus infection that does not appear to have stemmed from travel to another region with an outbreak.
The statement from the Florida Department of Health did not specify whether the Zika case was believed to have been transmitted via mosquito bite, sexual contact or other means.
The department said the case was reported in Miami-Dade County and that it is working with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on an epidemiological study.
The department also reiterated guidance to Florida residents on protecting themselves from mosquitoes that may carry the virus.