MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is visiting the Miami neighborhood where the first local transmissions of the Zika virus were found in the continental United States.READ MORE: South Florida Prepping For Approval Of COVID Vaccine For Kids 5 To 11
Scott will visit the Wynwood area on Monday when authorities are expected to announce that the neighborhood is no longer considered a Zika zone. It has been 45 days since any new cases of active transmission have been detected.
But Scott’s visit comes just days after authorities expanded a local transmission area in nearby Miami Beach.READ MORE: Suspect Wanted For Armed Home Invasion In Critical Condition Following Police-Involved Shooting In SW Miami-Dade
Hundreds of people in the state have become infected with the virus that can cause severe birth defects. Most of those who have the virus caught it while traveling, but 79 cases have not been travel related.
The governor last Friday authorized spending an additional $10 million in state funds for Zika response.MORE NEWS: Centner Academy Reverses Course On 30-Day Quarantine For Vaccinated Students
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