State investigating possible non-travel Zika in Miami-Dade

Author: CNN
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MIAMI (CNN) — The Florida Department of Health said it is investigating a possible non-travel related case of Zika virus in Miami-Dade County.

More than 1,300 cases of Zika have been reported in the continental United States and Hawaii, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. None of those has been the result of local spread by mosquitoes.

So far, only people who traveled abroad and their sexual partners have contracted the virus. The CDC said it’s working closely with officials from Florida who are in charge of the investigation.

The Florida Department of Health is considering all known routes of transmission in the latest Miami-Dade case, including the possibility that it could be travel related, spokeswoman Mara Gambineri said to CNN.

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