Florida No Longer Has Any Active Zika Virus Transmission Zones

There have been no new cases of local transmission in South Miami Beach for more than 45 days.
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(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Florida Department of Health said on Friday that the Miami Beach area was no longer considered an active Zika transmission zone.

The CDC said there had been no new cases of local Zika virus transmission identified in South Miami Beach for more than 45 days, suggesting that the risk of infection was no longer greater than in the rest of Miami-Dade County.

“Florida no longer has any identified areas with active Zika transmission,” Governor Rick Scott said in a statement.

(Reporting by Subrat Patnaik in Bengaluru; Editing by Ted Kerr)

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