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Additional area of active Zika transmission identified in Miami Beach

Date:

08/20/2016


Additional area of active Zika transmission identified in Miami Beach

In relazione ai nuovi casi di contagio segnalati in Florida, tenuto conto dell’ultima press release apparsa sul sito del Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), si sconsiglia alle categorie a rischio (donne in stato di gravidanza e che programmano una gravidanza e loro partner) di viaggiare nelle zone di Wynwood e Miami Beach.

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/p0819-zika-miami-beach.html

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been working with Florida health officials on investigating cases of locally transmitted Zika virus. An additional area of active Zika transmission has been identified in a section of Miami Beach, in addition to the area of active Zika transmission near Wynwood. The Florida Department of Health has also identified at least four other instances of apparently mosquito-borne Zika in Miami-Dade County, and has reported an increase in travel-related cases.

Based on this new information, CDC and Florida health officials are now recommending the following:

· Pregnant women should avoid travel to the designated area of Miami Beach, in addition to the designated area of Wynwood, both located in Miami-Dade County, because active local transmission of Zika has been confirmed.

· Pregnant women and their partners living in or who must travel to the designated areas should be aware of active Zika virus transmission and follow steps to prevent mosquito bites.


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