Sexually transmitted case of Zika reported in Miami-Dade County

Patient's partner recently traveled to Cuba, health officials say


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A sexually transmitted case of Zika was recently reported in Miami-Dade County, Florida health officials confirmed on Friday. 

Officials said the patient has not traveled recently, but that their partner recently traveled to several areas where Zika transmission could occur, including Cuba, an area with ongoing transmission of Zika.

Both patients tested positive for the Zika virus.

The Florida Department of Health notified mosquito control, as per established protocol, and appropriate mosquito reduction activities have occurred and will continue to occur, health officials said.

Health officials warn people to take precautions if they or their partner have traveled to an area where Zika is active.

There have been 205 cases of Zika in Florida this year, although only one case was locally acquired, according to health officials.

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