Florida health officials have identified another Miami neighborhood where mosquitoes have spread the Zika virus to people.
The new zone runs from Northwest 79th Street south to Northwest 63rd Street and from Northwest 10th Avenue east to N. Miami Avenue.
But it said that evidence of new infections of Zika virus diseases continues with occasional spikes in the number of cases and that the island remains on "high alert" for the complications of the Zika virus. WeRobotics and Vayu, the two companies who received federal funding for the project, will develop the drones.
"This is the first Zika virus genome isolated from semen, but we need many more", Atkinson said. Three of those people live in the one square mile area. However, research has yet to confirm if the virus has been infected to other countries, changes in the tropical weather, large population of mosquitos is a certain area or the worldwide travel hubs.
The additional $7.4 million will pay for Miami-Dade to hire extra mosquito control workers and to increase spraying.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Florida had more than one thousand confirmed cases of Zika, including 104 involving pregnant women. In all, 104 cases involved pregnant women.
Current recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise that men with either Zika infection or exposure to Zika-endemic areas should abstain from trying to help their partner conceive for at least six months.
The health department urges anyone traveling to Zika-affected regions - including some areas of Florida, Central and South America, the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands, Asia, and US territories - to take precautions against being bitten by mosquitoes.