Transcript for Concerns Grow Over the Zika Virus in Florida
Now to growing concern over the zika virus. The fda is asking multiple Florida blood centers to stop collecting blood as they investigate new cases of the mosquito-borne virus that may not be travel reeled. ABC's gio Benitez is here and has the latest on all that. Good morning, gio. Reporter: Good morning to you. The fda sending that urgent letter to all blood centers in two counties asking for those blood donations to stop immediately. This after new serious concerns that those mosquitoes are in the country right now. This morning, the Florida health department going door to door in south Florida after learning of two more people who may have been infected with zika without traveling anywhere. A total of four cases all possibly transmitted locally now under investigation in the state. We've got to stay active with this. The new fear that zika transmitting mosquitoes could now be in the U.S. ABC news in Florida just last week for a ride along with mosquito control as they spray the affected areas and collect samples from as many people as possible. If a pregnant woman is infected with zika there is a chance the baby is born with severe developmental issues. Until now, people with zika in the U.S. Have only acquired the virus by travel to a country with zika mosquitoes or by sex with someone who has traveled and been infected. Neither one of those scenarios has been ruled out in any of the Florida cases. Get rid of all standing water around your house, cover yourself up when you're outside. Use repellent. Take it seriously. We can stop it if we are active in doing it. Reporter: If confirmed it would mean zika has officially entered the U.S. No doubt a huge concern and could take time before we know how those people were infected. It is a big concern, robin. Absolutely so, gio, thank you.
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