HNF: Two More Possible Non-Travel-Related Cases Of Zika Investigated In South Florida
By Julio Ochoa // July 29, 2016
also 2 more travel-related zika cases reported in brevard this week
HEALTH NEWS FLORIDA — Two more possible non-travel-related cases of Zika virus are being investigated in South Florida, the Florida Department of Health confirmed Wednesday.
The new cases are in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, the same areas where health officials began investigating two similar cases last week.
The health department began going door-to-door in the area where the cases were found to determine if anyone else is infected. Officials are also collecting mosquitoes in the area for testing.
Zika prevention kits are being given out at OBGYN offices and at local health department offices in Broward and Miami.
The health department began investigating what could be the first case of non-travel-related Zika on July 19 in Miami-Dade County.
Two days later, it began investigating a second case in Broward County.
There has been no confirmation whether those cases were actually the first cases of the virus transmitted by mosquitoes in the United States.
However, travel was ruled out as a possible source, Florida Surgeon General Celeste Philip said Tuesday, according to the Miami Herald.
Wednesday’s news raises concerns that mosquitoes in Florida may be spreading the virus.
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