Zika Virus Cases Rise In Florida

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Health authorities in Florida, in the U.S., have seen an increase in the number of Zika virus cases.

The number of local cases of the Zika virus has reportedly risen to 14.

The Department of Health has confirmed 10 new cases in Miami Dade County.

Governor Rick Scott’s office says all 14 persons likely caught the virus through a mosquito bite.

The State has appealed for emergency help from the federal government.

Health officials are concerned as these are the first known cases of local transmission of the Zika virus.

Nigel belle, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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