We’ve had cases of Zika popping up here in the United States already, but not like this.
The Florida Department of Health is “conducting an investigation into a possible non-travel related case of Zika virus in Miami-Dade County,” the department announced in a statement. This would be the first “non-travel” case that we know about.
Zika, if you’ve not heard, is a virus that can create brain-related birth defects in children still in the womb.
Already, according to the The Daily Beast, the Miami area is the home of 88 cases of travel-based Zika. In the whole U.S., we’ve seen more than 1,300 Zika cases. But all of these cases came from traveling in a Zika-heavy country.
Aaron Cline Hanbury is a contributing editor for RELEVANT. You can follow him on Twitter at @achanbury