Although the primary means of transmission of Zika is through the bite of an infected mosquito, the virus can also be spread by sexual contact and can be passed from mother to baby.
Officials with Palm Beach and Broward county mosquito control units say they are ready for when the first local cases appear.
Remove standing water around your home, where mosquitoes like to breed and lay eggs.
Traps set up around Mahoning County have so far not found any mosquitoes that can transmit the Zika virus in the area.
Researchers came upon this discovery by collecting 500 mosquitoes and found the presence of the virus in three pools, each containing anywhere from one to 10 mosquitoes.
The Aedes albopictus mosquito, native to NYC, was recently confirmed to have Zika-carrying capabilities in our hemisphere. Your risk of getting Zika is still far greater if you or your partner travel to a country or US territory with a Zika epidemic. "This case is a sad reminder that Zika can have tragic consequences for pregnant women", said Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Dr. Herminia Palacio. Mosquito control has conducted reduction and prevention activities in the area.
Health leaders in the USA said the findings have to be replicated. The baby was born with a smaller than normal head and other brain problems, the Health Department said. Zika is not known to be circulating in the mosquito population in Kentucky.
Health officials have not ruled out that the case in Miami-Dade County may have been sexually transmitted. She says while it hasn't been confirmed if those Florida cases were locally acquired, she wouldn't be surprised if they were. "It's the truck, it's the gas, it's the chemicals - it's the whole shooting match".
The Collier Mosquito Control District could have used federal funding to intensify its virus surveillance and might not have needed to spend about $70,000 budgeted for insecticides on laboratory upgrades instead, executive director Patrick Linn said. We have both species of mosquitoes that spread the disease.
Florida is now investigating two possible cases of non-travel-associated Zika. "The CDC needs the money yesterday".