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Transmission of the virus has been confirmed in areas of Miami Beach.
Pregnant women have been advised not to travel to certain areas of Florida’s Miami Beach where transmissions of the Zika virus have been confirmed.
The CDC announced Friday in an update, “The Florida Department of Health has identified two areas of Miami-Dade County where Zika is being spread by mosquitoes. In addition to the previously identified area in the Wynwood neighborhood, there is now mosquito-borne spread of Zika virus in a section of Miami Beach.”
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The CDC warns pregnant women and their partners living in or traveling to the Miami Beach region to be cautious by avoiding being bitten by mosquitos and abstaining from sex or using contraceptives.
According to CBS Miami, there are reportedly five confirmed cases of the Zika virus in Miami Beach.
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