Rick Scott Has Zika “Under Control” … Before Announcing the First Locally-Transmitted Case Outside South Florida

From Michael Auslen of the Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald Tallahassee Bureau, 08/23/16:

CLEARWATER — Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday that a locally-transmitted case of Zika virus has been confirmed in Pinellas County.

However, the state does not believe mosquitoes are actively spreading Zika in the county.

It’s the first locally-transmitted case of the virus confirmed outside South Florida. The state believes mosquitoes are spreading Zika in two parts of Miami-Dade County, where Scott confirmed four additional infections Tuesday.

“While this investigation is ongoing, DOH still believes that ongoing active transmissions are only occurring in the two previously identified areas in Wynwood and Miami Beach,” Scott said in a statement.

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