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Zika zone triples in Miami Beach after more cases found

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The zone of active transmission of Zika virus in Miami Beach has tripled to now encompass two thirds of the seaside city.

Gov. Rick Scott announced the expansion late Friday evening in a news release. The zone now stretches from 8th Street to 63rd Street — a 4.5-square-mile zone covering all of South and Middle Beach.

The Florida Department of Health has identified five people who all experienced symptoms within one month of each other — three of them in the newly expanded area, according to Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez. – READ MORE

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