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Florida confirms first locally transmitted Zika
July 29, 2016 / 1:51 PM / in a year

Florida confirms first locally transmitted Zika

July 29 (Reuters) - Health officials in Florida on Friday reported the first cases of local transmission of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in continental United States.

The Florida department of health has concluded that the four reported cases of the virus are likely mosquito-borne, Florida Governor Rick Scott said.

One of these cases involves a woman and the other three involve men, Scott said. (Reporting by Barbara Liston and Ankur Banerjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)

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