TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Governor Rick Scott announced on Friday that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed that local transmission of the Zika virus is occurring in an expanded area in Miami beach.
DOH has identified five people, two males and and three females, in the expanded area who all experienced symptoms within one month of each other.
Governor Rick Scott said, “While we’ve learned that we’re expanding the impacted area in Miami Beach, the good news is that we expect to lift the zone in Wynwood on Monday because of our aggressive mosquito control measures, outreach to the community, education efforts and the vigilant actions of the residents and businesses in Wynwood."
The Florida Governor continued by saying the expansion of the Miami Beach area where the transmission is occurring is in need for mosquito control.
The Governor also requested for the Centers for Disease Control to provide Florida with an additional epidemiologist to support DOH's efforts to combat and contain the Zika virus.