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New Zika virus outbreak confirmed in yet another Miami neighborhood

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Health officials have identified a Miami neighborhood as a new Zika zone.

Another new Zika case found in Florida

The Florida Health Department announced on Thursday that the Zika virus is spreading in a new small area of Miami.

Five people have been infected with Zika in a one-square-mile area of the city just north of the Little Haiti neighborhood and about three miles north of Wynwood, according to a statement released Thursday by Gov. Rick Scott's office.

This is the third zone in Miami where the virus has been transmitted by mosquitoes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said pregnant women should avoid the area.

The fight to fund the Zika battle

Health officials have so far traced 105 cases to three Miami-area infection zones.

Scott has directed another $7.4 million in state funding to hire more mosquito control staff and pay for more pesticide spraying in Miami-Dade County.

As the Zika virus spreads in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott have become frustrated with the lack of federal funding promised to help the state fight transmission.

Scott tweeted out Thursday that Florida hasn't received "a dime" of federal funding.

What's next in Florida's fight to stop Zika?

Health officials also were investigating a Zika infection not related to travel that was reported Thursday in a Broward County resident. Officials there said aerial pesticide spraying targeting mosquito larvae would resume early Friday in the Fort Lauderdale area.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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