Florida Reports First 2017 Zika Virus Transmission

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Florida reports its first 2017 local Zika virus transmission case occurring in Tallahassee. The couple had previously traveled to Cuba.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, a couple that traveled to Cuba recently transmitted Zika after returning to Florida.

One of them contracted Zika while on the Caribbean island, and the other contracted the virus through a mosquito at home in Tallahassee.

No other local cases have been reported so far in the state in 2017, but 296 cases of local Zika virus transmission were reported in 2016.

Read the original story on the Orlando Sentinel website.

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