CDC issues historic travel warning In Florida after 14 new cases of Zika virus

Posted at 5:38 PM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 18:57:22-04

The CDC has issued a new advisory that says pregnant women shouldn't travel to the so-called Zika "transmission area" in Florida and pregnant women who live there should take steps to prevent mosquito bites and sexual spread of the virus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the advisory Monday after Florida Gov. Rick Scott said there are 10 new infections of the Zika virus likely transmitted by mosquitoes, bringing the total in the state to 14.

The new cases are clustered in the same square-mile neighborhood in Miami-Dade County identified last week. Florida health officials say they believe active transmissions of Zika are occurring only in that area.

The CDC says men and women who have visited this area since June 15 should wait at least eight weeks before trying to conceive.

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