About one month after reporting on the first locally acquired Zika virus infection of 2017 in the State of Florida (in Manatee County), state health officials have reported a second local transmission case, this one in Miami-Dade County.
Officials note that the individual tested positive for Zika and had no travel history to an area with ongoing, active transmission of Zika. They did not have a partner with recent travel to any such area as well. It is therefore suspected that this case of Zika was transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito.
The Florida Department of Health says at this time there is no evidence of ongoing, active transmission of Zika. According to CDC guidance, this isolated case does not constitute a Zika zone.
Earlier this month, officials confirmed a sexually transmitted Zika virus infection case in Miami-Dade County.
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