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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.
James Bernat and Michelle Albelo, City of Miami police officers, give out cans of insect repellent as they help people near the Miami Rescue Mission prevent mosquito bites that may infect them with the Zika virus on August 2 in Miami.
Barbara Betancourt holds her baby Daniel Valdes after being given a can of insect repellent by a police officer.
Carlos Varas, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, uses a Golden Eagle blower to spray pesticide to kill mosquitos in the Wynwood neighborhood as the county fights to control the Zika virus outbreak.
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.
An inspector looks for standing water as he inspects an empty lot, Aug. 2, in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami.
Mosquito control inspector Larry Smart uses a fogger to spray pesticide to kill mosquitoes in the Wynwood neighborhood, August 1.
Robert Muxo, a mosquito control inspector, inspects a property for mosquitoes or signs of breeding.
Inspector Sharon Nagel drops larvicide granules into a drainage area as she helps the county fight to control the Zika virus, July 30, in Miami.
Jade Brown touches the stomach of his mother Gabriella Acevedo, who is eight months pregnant, as they leave the Borinquen Medical Center, Tuesday, Aug. 2. Acevedo has not been tested for the Zika virus and is concerned for the health of her unborn child.