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    Florida Probes 2 Zika Cases Possibly Spread by Mosquitoes

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    Two new cases of Zika infection in the US state of Florida, in which victims had not travelled to Zika infected areas, are being investigated.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Two new cases of Zika infection in the US state of Florida, in which victims had not travelled to Zika infected areas, are being investigated, the state Department of Health reported in a bulletin.

    "The department is expanding its ongoing investigations with two additional possible non-travel related Zika virus cases in Miami-Dade and Broward counties," the bulletin stated on Wednesday.

    The first suspected case of non-travel related Zika was reported last week, also in Florida.

    Previously, all cases of Zika in the United States had been linked to travel or contact with an infected person who had recently visited an area where the virus was active.

    In investigating possible mosquito transmission in the three cases, Florida health officials have begun a door-to-door outreach, requesting urine samples from residents.


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