New Zika zone reported in Miami-Dade

A new Zika Zone has been confirmed in Miami-Dade, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday.

The Florida Department of Health discovered that local transmission of Zika is occurring in an area about one square mile, Scott said in a statement.

The new zone runs from Northwest 79th Street south to Northwest 63rd Street and from Northwest 10th Avenue east to N. Miami Avenue.

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Five people, two women and three men, have tested for Zika in the zone, according to the DOH.

"Today’s announcement of a new area in Miami of ongoing local transmission of the Zika virus underscores the urgent need for federal funding to combat the Zika virus," Scott said in a statement. "It has been two weeks since federal funding to fight Zika was approved by Congress and signed by President Obama. However, Florida has not yet received a dime. We don’t need bureaucratic timelines – we need funding now."

A second Zika Zone in Miami Beach stretches from 8th Street to 63rd Street. The first Zika Zone, which was in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood, was lifted last month.


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