10 more cases of locally acquired virus confirmed
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Mosquitoes now appear to be transmitting Zika virus in the continental United States. On July 29, health officials announced four cases of Zika infection in Miami that were most likely acquired via the bite of local mosquitoes. On August 1, Florida reported 10 more cases in the city.
No mosquitoes in the state have yet tested positive for Zika, but officials suspect Aedes aegypti is to blame. Florida has been spraying insecticides daily, but experts are still seeing new larval mosquitoes and “moderately high” counts of A. aegypti. Miami’s mosquitoes may be resistant to the insecticides or holed up in hard-to-find breeding