Transcript for 1st Local Zika Virus Transmission Confirmed in Continental US
This morning we learned that four people are state likely have physique a virus as a result of a mosquito bite. This means Florida has become the first state or nation to have local transmission and physique a virus. All for these people live in Miami Dade and Broward counties. All for that people live in Miami Dade and Broward counties. And the Florida department of health believes that active transmissions of this virus could be occurring in one small area. In one small area Miami Dade County as just north of downtown. This series about one square mile and doctor Philip will give the exact location all of that later. One of these four cases involves a woman and he has three cases are our involvement. They're all active ZK cases and have not exhibited symptoms symptoms be admitted to the hospital. Again all these cases are looking at South Florida. Here and Orange County in Central Florida there are no active investigations into local transmissions. Tests in miscues in the Syria has been happening in in this area where the small area about two weeks. While no mosquito traps have tested positive physique of virus. The department of health is aggressively testing people in the affected air affected area to ensure there are no other cases of this virus. So we've not as we've test miscues there's no we've not found any miscues that with tested. Through the traps that have the physique of virus.
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