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Zika Spreads To 14 In Florida; CDC Issues Travel Warning

BREAKING: Zika Spreads To 14 In Florida; CDC Issues Travel Warning [1]

MIAMI, Florida – The Zika virus is spreading so rapidly in one Miami neighborhood that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning pregnant women not to travel to the area.

Zika, spread by mosquitoes, can cause serious birth defects in babies and also lead, in adults, to Guillain-Barré syndrome [2] (GBS), which can cause paralysis and even death.

Florida Governor Rick Scott said Monday that an additional 10 people in the area had caught it, bringing the total number to 14. Twelve of them are men. It was just last week that the CDC confirmed the first case in America that was caught in the U.S. – that is, not transmitted in another country.

The Florida Department of Health is conducting door-to-door interviews in the community – called Wynwood – and “gathering samples for testing to determine the number of people affected.”

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The CDC released a statement Monday urging pregnant women not to travel to the area. The CDC also said:

Further, the CDC said that women who have travelled to the area should wait at least eight weeks before trying to get pregnant.

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