Officials identify 16th non-travel Zika case in Miami-Dade

State Officials Determine Non Travel Zika Cases in Miami-Dade Broward Are Likely Result of Local Mosquitoes

- Florida health officials are now taking on the country's first Zika virus hot zone from the air, using planes to spray insecticide to kill mosquitoes in a one-square square area of the Wynwood neighborhood just north of Downtown Miami.

The patients who were diagnosed with the virus last week have contracted the virus while travelling outside of the United States, where the virus is circulating.

Dr. George DiFerdinando, the chairman of the Princeton Board of Health, said Friday that he would expect the number of cases in New Jersey to go up, given that the disease is affecting places that state residents like to frequent, like Florida. Tests confirmed the viral infection.

Both individuals are doing well, according to health officials.

In California, the CDPH is monitoring pregnant women carrying the Zika virus and will monitor infants born to Zika-infected mothers for one year.

Bentley approved the use of emergency funds up to $250,000 to assist in mosquito control efforts, after the Alabama Department of Public Health requested assistance with Zika mitigation funding.

This Q & A will tell you what you need to know about Zika.

Recently in Miami, Florida it was discovered that mosquitos within the state had transmitted the Zika virus.

As for the rest of the state, Bergen and Passaic counties have 15 cases each, the most for any of the 14 counties with reported cases as of Thursday.

The department said it has conducted testing for more than 2,460 people statewide.

As of August 4, these are the statistics on the Zika virus.

This outbreak is the first time the disease has been spread in the continental US through infected mosquitoes.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm the preliminary diagnosis. When travel-related infections are identified, public health officials and mosquito control agencies are notified to help minimize the potential for local spread. Frank Welch, medical director for the department's bureau of community preparedness.

There is no vaccine yet or treatment for infection with Zika virus.



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