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Hurricane Hermine May Inhibit Florida’s Anti-Zika Virus Efforts

This isn’t good news regarding the Zika virus and the fight against it in Florida [1], which is being hit by Hurricane Hermine:

There’s concern the heavy rainfall and high winds from Hurricane Hermine [2] will sideline Florida’s efforts to fight the Zika [3] virus.

For the first time, officials have trapped mosquitoes carrying the virus in the United States, found [4] within the Miami Beach Zika Zone.

The discovery of Zika inside these mosquitoes confirms that the insects are in fact spreading the virus in the U.S. As Hurricane Hermine hits Florida — where 49 people have been infected by local transmission — the state’s governor is bracing for the impact, reports CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller.

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