The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been working with Florida health officials on investigating cases of locally transmitted Zika virus. An additional area of active Zika transmission has been identified in a section of Miami Beach, in addition to the area of active Zika transmission near Wynwood. The Florida Department of Health has also identified at least four other instances of apparently mosquito-borne Zika in Miami–Dade County, and has reported an increase in travel-related cases.
Based on this new information, the CDC and Florida health officials are recommending the following:
The CDC has pointed out that detecting the local spread of the Zika virus is difficult for several reasons:
For these reasons, it is possible that other neighborhoods in Miami–Dade County have active Zika transmission that is not yet apparent.
Source: CDC; August 19, 2016.