CDC Issues Travel Warning during Miami Zika outbreak

CDC Issues Travel Warning during Miami Zika outbreak


Update for August 2, 2016 After 14 people in Florida were found infected with Zika virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel warning stating that pregnant women should not travel to the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, Florida. Previously, officials confirmed that four people contracted the Zika virus from mosquitoes within the same 150-square meter area of Wynwood in Miami. After door-to-door surveys of 200 people in the area, in their homes or businesses, an additional 10 tested positive for Zika virus. Because of this small outbreak of local Zika transmission, the CDC is warning pregnant women not to travel to this area, and if they have since June 15, they should seek testing from their health care provider.

Miami Zika Outbreak

The website of the CDC also warns couples who are thinking about getting pregnant to speak with a healthcare provider if they have travelled to the Miami area. Additionally, those who have been in the area should wait at least 8 weeks before trying to become pregnant. The CDC also advises all pregnant women in the United States to be tested for Zika exposure during each prenatal care visit. Check in with Mosquito Magnet® for updates on the spread of Zika and everything you need to know to keep mosquitoes from invading your property. Find other updates here.