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Florida Investigating Apparent New Case of Locally Transmitted Zika

by Reuters /  / Updated 
Inspector Sharon Nagel drops larvicide granules into a drainage area as she helps Miami-Dade County fight to control the Zika virus.Joe Raedle / Getty Images

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Florida health officials are investigating a new case of the Zika virus in Palm Beach County that appears to be a local transmission, Gov. Rick Scott said in a statement Monday.

The person recently traveled to Miami-Dade County, although Scott's statement did not specify exactly where.

Related: Zika Is Here. I'm Pregnant. What Should I Do?

Scott said the state still believes active transmissions of the virus, which can cause a rare but devastating birth defect, are taking place only in a 1-square mile area in Miami-Dade County that includes the Wynwood district.

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