LINCOLN, Neb. Governor Rick Scott of Florida announced today that the number of local mosquito-borne Zika cases in Florida has risen to 14. The issue is believed to be contained, but the Center for Disease Control has issued a travel warning to pregnant women planning to head to the area.
All 14 cases were reported within a one mile radius in the Wynwood neighborhood just north of downtown Miami. Local government and disease control foresaw the problem dedicating $22 million to investigation and prevention.
There are still no mosquito-borne cases here in Nebraska, but one of the types of mosquito that carries the disease can be found in small numbers locally. The mosquitoes that transmit Zika are seen more during the day time. So the Lancaster County Health Department has started to trap during the day as a precaution. Aside from the day trapping the health department doesn't plan to alter their current approach. According to department director Tim Timmons the likelihood that we see mosquito-borne cases locally is slim to none.
The CDC is urging pregnant or soon to be pregnant women to refrain from traveling to the Miami area.