Local transmission of Zika virus confirmed in Miami Beach

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MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 12: A plane sprays pesticide over parts of the city of Miami in the hope of controlling and reducing the number of mosquitos, some of which may be capable of spreading the Zika virus on August 12, 2016 in Miami, Florida. The CDC has advised pregnant women to avoid the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami where the majority of the 25 cases of people with the Zika virus have been found. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

There have been five locally transmitted cases of the Zika virus confirmed in an area of Miami Beach, Florida Governor Rick Scott said Friday.

Three of those individuals were visitors to the area when they contracted the virus. This brings the total number of locally transmitted cases in Florida to 36.

Scott said the area in Miami Beach is limited to 1.5 square miles. On July 31, Scott announced the first local transmission of the virus in the continental United States has occurred in an area north of downtown Miami.

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