Florida declares new area of Zika transmission in Miami

As of October 7, the California Public Health Department reports there have been 328 travel-associated Zika virus infections in the state, with 31 of California's 58 counties reporting at least one confirmed case of Zika.

Many people infected with Zika virus won't have symptoms or will only have mild symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Ministry of Health said that the Zika virus, which was first confirmed here this year "reached a peak towards the middle of June 2016 and has been decreasing ever since". WeRobotics and Vayu, the two companies who received federal funding for the project, will develop the drones.

Zika infections were "highly likely" to keep spreading across Asia, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on Tuesday.

A virus' replication/infection process is very complex-it makes more copies of itself only when it is inside cells and, during the infection of cells, it can even interact with antibodies produced against other viral infections.

"We have had more than 1,000 cases of Zika in our state, and Miami-Dade County continues to be the only area with ongoing active transmissions", the governor said in a statement. Health officials said last month that another transmission zone in Miami's Wynwood district had been cleared.

The department says they have evidence that Zika is only actively being transmitted in the two small areas in Miami Beach and this new area. Travelers to areas with Zika virus outbreaks should seek up-to-date advice on potential risks and appropriate measures to reduce the possibility of exposure to mosquito bites and sexual transmission of Zika, the agency said.

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