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15 Zika Cases Set Miami-Dade County on Full Alert
Response teams have been deployed after the United States' first known Zika transmissions were found in a Florida neighborhood.
An inspector with the Miami-Dade County mosquito control department looks for standing water as he inspects an empty lot, Aug. 2, in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami. The CDC has advised pregnant women to avoid travel to this neighborhood where mosquitoes are apparently transmitting Zika directly to humans.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott addresses the media during a round-table discussion about the Zika virus in St. Petersburg, Florida., Aug. 1. The CDC issued an advisory, Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, that says pregnant women should not travel to the so-called Zika "transmission area" in Florida and pregnant women who live there should take steps to prevent mosquito bites. The advisory comes after 10 new infections of the Zika virus were reported in the same Miami neighborhood likely transmitted by local mosquitoes.
Miami-Dade mosquito control worker Carlos Vargas point to the Aedes aegypti mosquito larvae at a home in Miami, June 7. The US state of Florida now has 14 people who likely contracted the Zika virus from mosquitoes in the Miami area, and the state needs emergency help from the federal government, officials said August 1, 2016. Governor Rick Scott announced 10 new cases of locally transmitted Zika, in addition to four made public by the department of health on July 29.
Dr. Juliana Duque uses a fetal heart monitor on a patient who is in her first trimester of pregnancy at the Borinquen Medical Center, Aug. 2, 2016 in Miami. The CDC has advised pregnant women to avoid travel to the nearby neighborhood of Wynwood where mosquitoes are apparently transmitting Zika directly to humans. The patient also had a test for Zika following her exam.