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Florida confirms first locally transmitted Zika case in continental United States

The current outbreak was first detected in Brazil last year and has since spread rapidly through the Americas. Photograph: (Reuters)

Reuters Florida Jul 29, 2016, 05.27 PM (IST)
Health officials in Florida on Friday reported the first cases of local transmission of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in continental United States.

The Florida department of health has concluded that the four reported cases of the virus are likely mosquito-borne, Florida Governor Rick Scott said.

One of these cases involves a woman and the other three involve men, Scott said.

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