Three new cases of zika virus in Miami-Dade County

Three new cases of zika virus in Miami-Dade County

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Three new cases of zika virus have been discovered in Miami-Dade County in the state of Florida. Health authorities are investigating whether people who have been infected with the virus did so locally or were during a recent trip abroad.

The Miami-Dade Health Department reported on the recent finding of three new cases of people who contracted the Zika virus in this county.

So far the authorities have said that the virus is not present in specific active areas of transmission of the virus as it happened in recent months, in which it was acted to eliminate the mosquito aedes aegyti, transmitter agent of Zika virus.

Statistics from the Department of Health record that so far 1,286 cases of zika have been detected in Florida.

Zika virus is caused by the bite of the mosquito aedes aegypti and is classified as an arbovirus belonging to the genus flavivirus, which are those that invertebrate animals such as mosquitoes and ticks transmit to humans. Zika virus is similar to Dengue fever, Yellow fever, West Nile virus and Japanese encephalitis.

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