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New sample of mosquitoes in Miami tests positive for Zika virus

New sample from Miami-Dade County tests positive for Zika. Image Courtesy: MGN Online.

A new sample of mosquitoes tested positive for the Zika virus.

The mosquitoes came from a small area of Miami Beach where experts confirmed the virus in 4 previous samples.

The samples are of the Aedes aeqypti mosquitoes.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has tested more than 3,200 mosquito samples, consisting of more than 52,000 mosquitoes, since May, and these five samples are the only ones to test positive.

You can get daily updates on Zika from the Florida Department of Health.

Statewide there are 650 cases of travel-related Zika in Florida and 77 non travel-related cases.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the best defense against Zika is to drain standing water on your property, use repellent and wear protective clothing when outdoors.

Want more information? The CDC answers the top 10 questions about Zika on its website.


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