FDH UPDATE: No Active Areas of Zika Virus Transmission In Florida

By  //  December 13, 2016

surgeon general urges ongoing control of and vigilance against mosquito breeding and bites

FDH officals say Florida mosquitoes are no longer actively transmitting the Zika virus, marking a milestone in the fight against the disease.

In the most recent Zika virus update, the Florida Department of Health (FDH) reports that there are no areas of ongoing, active transmission of Zika by mosquitoes in Florida. 

After state officials declared the all clear for Miami’s South Beach, the last Zika transmission hot spot in the state, Governor Rick Scott, whose aggressive approach to control and prevention programs proved successful, says the announcement is great news for the Miami area and its tourism industry.

However, state Surgeon General Celeste Phillips warns this is not the end of Zika in Florida.

The FDH continues to closely monitor the status of Zika virus in Florida and advises residents and visitors to Miami-Dade County, especially pregnant women, to remain vigilant about mosquito bite protection by draining all sources of standing water to keep mosquitoes from breeding and by wearing bug repellent.

If the department identifies any ongoing areas of concern, the public and the media will be immediately notified.

CLICK HERE to get the FDH’s Daily Zika Virus Updates.