The Centers for Disease Control and the state of Florida have issued a travel advisory for a Miami neighborhood where several cases of Zika spread by mosquitoes have been confirmed.
The advisory applies to people who have lived in or traveled to the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami any time after June 15. This is the first time the CDC has advised against travel to any part of the continental U.S.
Background: The advisory was issued Monday following 10 new infections and a continued risk that mosquitoes are spreading the Zika virus in the area. Zika can be spread among humans through sexual contact, and pregnant women can transmit the virus to their babies. In April, the CDC confirmed a causal link between Zika and microcephaly in newborns, a condition that inhibits brain development.
BAL Analysis: Individuals intending to travel to the affected Florida area should read the full CDC advisory that covers travel, testing and other recommendations.
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