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Rick Scott says Wynwood no longer an active Zika zone

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The Zika zone has been lifted. Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday that Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood was no longer considered a zone of active Zika transmission. In a statement, Scott said the state was able to lift the zone because it has been 45 days since there was evidence of active Zika transmission in the area. “Over the past few weeks, Floridians have worked together to prevent the spread of mosquitoes, take proper precautions to protect one another, and support local…

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Rick Scott calls Zika “a national issue”

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In a highly unusual travel warning, health officials advised pregnant women to avoid a part of Miami where mosquitoes are apparently transmitting the Zika virus directly to humans. At the same time, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said residents and travelers to Miami and the rest of the state were safe. “We’ve tested a little over 20,000 now, and we don’t have any mosquitoes that have Zika,” he told reporters after Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting. Health officials last Friday announced that mosquitoes have…

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