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Florida Finds 2nd Possible Case of Zika from a Domestic Source

Newspaper article International New York Times

Florida Finds 2nd Possible Case of Zika from a Domestic Source

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If the two cases are confirmed, they would be the first transmissions in the continental United States.

Florida health officials are investigating a possible second case of the Zika virus that may have been transmitted by a local mosquito.

The announcement of the case, in Broward County, comes two days after the state said it was investigating a possible homegrown case in Miami-Dade County.

If the cases are confirmed, they would be the first times a person has been infected with the virus by a mosquito in the continental United States.

There are more than 1,300 confirmed Zika cases in the country, but all of them had been contracted through travel abroad -- by a mosquito bite or by sexual intercourse with someone who had traveled to a Zika-infected area.

Florida, with its heavy volume of travelers to and from countries where Zika is circulating, has had the most cases. …

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