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An additional locally transmitted Zika virus infection has been reported in Miami-Dade County, according to the Florida Department of Health (DOH) Wednesday.

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Image/CDC

This brings the total to 22 non travel associated Zika cases.

The Wall Street Journal had the opportunity to review an internal report on the investigation and spell out the details known HERE. In this report we learn of  the first non-travel related Zika patients, including the first known pregnant woman likely infected in the U.S. by a mosquito bite, rather than from travel or sexual intercourse.

In addition, there are 14 new travel-related cases today with seven in Miami-Dade, two in Bay, two in Palm Beach, one in Lake, one in Seminole and one in St. Lucie counties. This is Bay County’s first travel-related case of Zika and they have been added to the Declaration of Public Health Emergency.

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