Public health authorities are looking into the possibility that mosquitoes are spreading the Zika virus in a total of nine separate areas in South Florida.
Authorities have already identified the Wynwood neighborhood in Miami as an area in which Zika has been “spreading locally.”
The Miami Herald and The New York Times are reporting that officials could identify Miami Beach as a local transmission area this week.
Florida Department of Health said today it is investigating a total of eight possible Zika transmission areas in and around Miami, and one possible transmission area in Palm Beach County. The department also said it has found two cases of locally spread Zika outside the Wynwood area.
At press time, the state health department had reported finding a total of 35 locally transmitted cases of Zika in South Florida, including 10 people who appear to have been infected outside the Wynwood area.
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