A fourth of Florida’s Zika virus cases are local

It started in West Africa, then spread to Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands.

And while once the only Zika cases in the United States were those contracted abroad, the disease reached Florida, home to many Latin American immigrants and families who travel to visit families in the south.

And now one in four cases of Zika reported in Florida has been contracted from native mosquitoes now carrying the virus.

From the latest Florida Department of Health Daily Zika Update:



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