Florida health officials reported on the investigation of an additional non-travel related infection in Miami-Dade County, bringing the total to 15.
The new non-travel related infection is located outside of the one-square mile area in Miami-Dade County where the department has identified active transmission is taking place; however, health officials believe active transmission is only taking place in the Wynwood area north of downtown Miami.
The health department has begun door-to-door outreach and sampling in the area of the confirmed case. Mosquito abatement and reduction activities are also taking place.
The department continues to work closely with CDC. On August 1, the Governor directed the department to request a CDC Emergency Response Team (CERT). The CERT arrived in Florida today and they will be assisting the department with investigation, sample collection, public outreach and mosquito control efforts.
In addition, three new travel-related cases were reported from Miami-Dade County today.