Florida finds Zika in trapped mosquitoes, 1st in US mainland

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A community worker at the Wynwood Community Service Center, right, hands out to a local resident a can of insect repellent Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Miami. The CDC has warned expectant mothers to steer clear of the city's Wynwood neighborhood, where over a dozen people are believed to have been infected with the Zika virus through mosquito bites in the first such cases on record in the mainland U.S. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) A community worker at the Wynwood Community Service Center, right, hands out to a local resident a can of insect repellent Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Miami. The CDC has warned expectant mothers to steer clear of the city’s Wynwood neighborhood, where over a dozen people are believed to have been infected with the Zika virus through mosquito bites in the first such cases on record in the mainland U.S. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities in Florida said Thursday they have found the Zika virus in three groups of trapped mosquitoes in Miami Beach, the first time this has happened in the continental US.

The Zika-carrying mosquitoes were trapped in a touristy 1.5-square-mile area of Miami Beach that had been identified as an active zone of active transmission of the virus, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said in a news release.

“This find is disappointing…

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