Health agencies say Miami Beach no longer Zika transmission zone

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 12, 2016, file photo, Giraldo Carratala, an inspector with the Miami Dade County mosquito control unit, peers over a fence into the backyard of a home in Miami, Fla. The government on Wednesday, Oct. 19, recommended Zika testing for all pregnant women who recently spent time anywhere in Florida's Miami-Dade County. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Florida Department of Health said on Friday that the Miami Beach area was no longer considered an active Zika transmission zone.

The CDC said there had been no new cases of local Zika virus transmission identified in South Miami Beach for more than 45 days, suggesting that the risk of infection was no longer greater than in the rest of Miami-Dade County.

“Florida no longer has any identified areas with active Zika transmission,” Governor Rick Scott said in a statement.

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