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CDC: Zika in Miami, Florida

Aug 19, 2016

August 19, 2016

The Florida Department of Health has identified two areas of Miami-Dade County where Zika is being spread by mosquitoes. In addition to the previously identified area in the Wynwood neighborhood, there is now mosquito-borne spread of Zika virus in a section of Miami Beach.This guidance is for people who live in or traveled to the identified area of Miami Beach any time after July 14.

This guidance also still applies for those who live in or traveled to the previously identified Wynwood area any time after June 15. These timeframes are based on the earliest time symptoms can start and the maximum 2-week incubation period for Zika virus. CDC Press Release

August 2, 2016

The Florida Department of Health has identified an area in one neighborhood of Miami, Florida where Zika is being spread by mosquitoes. New assessments of mosquito populations and test results this past weekend by Florida public health officials, as part of a community survey in the Miami neighborhood where several Zika infections were recently confirmed, have found persistent mosquito populations and additional Zika infections in the same area. This information suggests that there is a risk of continued active transmission of Zika virus in that area. CDC Press Release

Please read CDC guidance for people who live in or traveled to this area (based on the earliest time symptoms can start and the maximum 2-week incubation period for Zika virus).