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First 2017 case of locally-transmitted Zika virus in Florida

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  • First 2017 case of locally-transmitted Zika virus in Florida

    Source: http://www.wtvy.com/content/news/Fir...450656133.html


    First 2017 case of locally-transmitted Zika virus in Florida
    By Associated Press |
    Posted: Thu 3:10 PM, Oct 12, 2017

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida health officials are reporting the state's first case this year of the Zika virus transmitted by a local mosquito.

    Florida's Department of Health said Thursday a Manatee County couple traveled to Cuba, and one of them contracted Zika while on the Caribbean island and was bitten by a mosquito after returning home.

    That mosquito then bit and transmitted the virus to the other partner. Officials wouldn't identify the sex of the couple, citing privacy laws...

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