Zika cases found in Miami Beach, pregnant women warned to stay away by CDC

There are five new local cases of Zika in Miami Beach and a new 1.5-square-mile transmission zone from the beach to the Intracoastal Waterway, Florida Gov. Rick Scott confirmed Friday during a Miami visit to talk about the virus.

 The new cases involve three tourists and two local residents, Scott said during a news conference. The new zone runs from Eighth Street to 28th Street in Miami Beach, he said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with Florida health department, quickly issued a travel advisory after the news conference, telling pregnant women to avoid the Miami Beach Zika transmission area. The recommendation follows an earlier one for the Wynwood area affected by the virus. The CDC also said pregnant women who were in the transmission zone of Miami Beach since July 14 should see their doctor to consider being tested for Zika.

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