Officials in Florida made a horrifying announcement on Monday when they revealed that the Zika virus has surfaced from mosquitos in Miami.
According to American News, the Centers for Disease Control has warned that women who have visited the Wynwood neighborhood in Miami since June 15 should avoid getting pregnant for at least eight weeks. This marks the first time the federal health agency has warned people to avoid a community in the continental U.S.
“We don’t have ideal ways to control the mosquitoes that control Zika,” CDC director Tom Frieden told reporters. “In Miami, aggressive mosquito control measures don’t seem to be working as well as we would have liked.”
Frieden added that it is important that women take steps to prevent mosquito bites.
We will update you further as this story develops.