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Florida agricultural officials announced Saturday a 6th Zika virus positive mosquito sample in Miami Beach. The positive sample was from a trap located at 575 W. 49th Street in Miami Beach.

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A summary of the six total positive mosquito samples to date is as follows:

  • Oct. 1, 2016: One mosquito sample from a small area in Miami Beach tested positive for Zika.
  • Sept. 16, 2016: One mosquito sample from a small area in Miami Beach tested positive for Zika.
  • Sept. 9, 2016: One mosquito sample from a small area in Miami Beach tested positive for Zika.
  • Sept. 1, 2016: Three mosquito samples from a small area in Miami Beach tested positive for Zika.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has tested nearly 4,000 mosquito samples, consisting of nearly 64,000 mosquitoes, since May, and these six samples are the only ones to test positive.

Today, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) reported nine additional non-travel related cases today in Miami-Dade County, six of which had exposure in Miami Beach.

This brings the total Zia local transmission to 133, while the total cases in out-of-state residents contracted here is now 16.

 

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