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CDC, Florida Health Department Conduct Zika Probe in Miami-Dade County

HealthThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Florida Health Department have extended their investigation related to Zika transmission to a new area in Miami-Dade County.

The Florida Health Department has identified two women and three men in the area with symptoms of Zika and currently works with CDC to assess current testing recommendations, CDC said Thursday.

CDC says FLDOH has evidence that Zika’s spread has been detected only in the new area and the existing area in Miami Beach.

Florida health officials and CDC recommend that pregnant women avoid trips to the newly designated area and that they undergo evaluation for possible Zika virus exposure.

CDC plans to provide more than $2.6 million in public health emergency preparedness funding to Florida next week to support Zika response initiatives as part of the Zika emergency supplemental passed by Congress in September.

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