CDC Has Released a Health Advisory: CDC Guidance for Travel and Testing Related to the Local Mosquito-borne Zika Virus Transmission in Florida
CDC has released a health advisory: “CDC Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age for Zika Virus Infection Related to the Investigation for Local Mosquito-borne Zika Virus Transmission in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, Florida.” The Florida Department of Health (FL DOH) has identified an area with local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission (active Zika virus transmission) in Miami (http://www.cdc.gov/zika/intheus/florida-update.html). Based on the earliest time of symptom onset and a maximal two-week incubation period for Zika virus, this guidance applies to women of reproductive age and their partners who live in or traveled to this area after June 15, 2016. With these recommendations, CDC is applying existing guidance to the occurrence of Zika virus transmission in this area of Florida. As more information becomes available, CDC will update these recommendations.