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New Pool of Zika-Positive Mosquitoes Found In Miami Beach

The Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that can spread Zika are native to Florida.
The Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that can spread Zika are native to Florida.

Officials say a new pool of mosquitoes taken from Miami Beach has tested positive for Zika.

A Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control news release says officials learned about the new pool Monday. The insects had been collected from a trap Oct. 5.

The new pool is in the previously designated Zika transmission zone.

As of Tuesday, Zika infections had been reported in 1,040 people in Florida. Most caught the virus while traveling outside the United States, but 163 cases aren't travel related.

A large portion of Miami Beach remains an activeZikainfection zone. Officials announced last week that several people had been infected withZikain a 1-square-mile area of Miami just north of the Little Haiti neighborhood.

Last month, another transmission zone in Miami's Wynwood district had been cleared.

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