As school begins in the Miami area, students, teachers and parents are worried about Zika. There are several schools in the two neighborhoods where mosquitoes have been carrying the Zika virus. The school district is taking steps to protect students from the virus.
Health officials in Florida are investigating an area in Miami Beach where there are two new cases of locally acquired Zika virus. In all, federal and state officials are investigating nine areas in Florida where local Zika transmission may be taking place.
In Miami, health officials are hopeful that aggressive measures are helping to contain the first cases of locally acquired Zika. In the Miami neighborhood identified as the source of local Zika cases, businesses are thriving.
The first cases of locally transmitted Zika in the continental U.S. were contracted in one of Miami's liveliest neighborhoods, Wynwood — a developing neighborhood filled with cafes, bars and art galleries. Local officials say they're heeding experts' advice to fight the virus aggressively.
Mosquitoes have infected at least 10 more people with Zika in Miami, prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to recommend pregnant women avoid the area and triggering a request from the state of Florida for help from the CDC.
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