Florida Says Zika Mosquitoes Likely in State

July 29, 2016

Health officials in Florida on Friday reported the first cases of local transmission of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in continental United States.

The Florida department of health has concluded that the four reported cases of the virus are likely mosquito-borne, Florida Governor Rick Scott said.

One of these cases involves a woman and the other three involve men, Scott said.

(Reporting by Barbara Liston and Ankur Banerjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)

Topics Florida

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