Ten more cases of locally-transmitted Zika have been found after a door-to-door survey of a small area in Miami-Dade County, the governor's office announced Monday.
This brings the number of cases of locally-transmitted Zika to 14, the Florida Department of Health said. Two of the people are women and 12 are men.
The health department thinks the active local transmissions are occuring in a small area of Miami-Dade, and it's the only area of the state where the health department has confirmed there are ongoing local transmissions of Zika.
Among the 10 new people with locally-acquired Zika, six are asymptomatic and were found by the door-to-door survey being conducted by the state health department.
Since the health department began its investigation into possible local transmissions of Zika on July 7, more than 200 people in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have been tested for the virus who live or work near the people who have already been confirmed with likely mosquito-borne transmissions.
Gov. Rick Scott called upon the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to activate a CDC Emergency Response Team to assist the health department in its investigation, sample collection and mosquito control efforts.
“While we continue to learn more about this virus each day, we know that it is most harmful to pregnant women and their babies. For women who live or work in the impacted area and are either pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, I urge you to contact your OB/GYN for guidance and to receive a Zika prevention kit," Scott said in a statement.