Florida's second mosquito-borne Zika virus case of 2017 confirmed in Miami-Dade

Health officials don't believe there are any 'ongoing, active' transmissions

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor
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An Aedes aegypti mosquito at a University of Wisconsin-Madison lab. Credit Jeff Miller/U.W.-Madison University Communication, via Associated Press.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida health officials believe they have the second suspected case of a mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission in the state this year.

The Florida Department of Health announced Friday that a locally transmitted case was confirmed in Miami-Dade County.

However, health officials do not believe there is evidence of any "ongoing, active" transmissions.

According to a news release, the person who tested positive did not have a partner who had recently traveled to any "Zika zone" areas.

The most recent case is just the second locally acquired case of the Zika virus in Florida this year. 

A total of 183 Zika infections were acquired during travel this year, and another 32 are considered undetermined exposures that were tested in 2017.

That brings the total number of Zika virus cases in Florida this year to 217.

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