It appears that the Zika virus is continuing to spread in Florida as Governor Rick Scott has confirmed Monday morning that ten additional people in the state with the Zika virus likely contracted it through a mosquito bite. According to the latest reports, this brings the total number of people with locally transmitted Zika to 14.
Excerpt From News4Jax:
The Florida Department of Health believes that active transmissions of the Zika virus are still only occurring in a small area of Miami-Dade County, just north of downtown (pictured), that was announced on Friday. Among the 10 new patients announced Monday, six are asymptomatic and were identified from the door-to-door community survey that DOH is conducting. “Following today’s announcement, I have requested that the CDC activate their Emergency Response Team to assist DOH in their investigation, research and sample collection efforts,” said Governor Scott.