Bad News: Homegrown Zika May Exist

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.

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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.

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