Florida probing 2nd possibly local Zika case

Posted at 6:34 AM, Jul 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-22 06:34:54-04
MIAMI (AP) - The Florida Health Department says it's now investigating a second possible non-travel related case of Zika infection in South Florida.
The case is in Broward County, which neighbors Miami-Dade, where the first such investigation continues.
The department says in a news release that it is working with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and that the state government has asked that the CDC to send an epidemiologist to Florida to help with the investigation.
This comes as Health officials were waiting to see whether mosquitoes collected near Miami test positive for the Zika virus. That could help determine whether a local woman is the first person infected directly by a mosquito bite on the U.S. mainland.
Fogging trucks drove through the patient's neighborhood Thursday. Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control Operations Manager Chalmers Vasquez said inspectors are trying to get into every backyard to spray and eliminate breeding sites.
Health officials said lab tests confirmed the patient's infection, and there's no apparent connection to travel outside the country.