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Florida reports Zika case 265 miles from Miami

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>> The first locally transmitted case of the Zika virus outside the Miami area reported Tuesday. Florida Governor Rick Scott, saying a woman has tested positive in Pinellas County, located some 265 miles northwest of Miami, where the first non-travel related cases in the country were reported. Reuters' Latisha Stein reports from Pinellas where officials are searching for answers.
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>> They know they have ruled out that it was acquired through foreign travel. They are trying to interview the patient involved and those around her and learn more about where this Zika case may have been acquired and what it might mean. There is no widespread panic yet here in Pinellas County, which is home to a number of popular tourist destinations including the cities of St. Petersburg, Clearwater and some of Florida's lovely golf course beaches.
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>> Governor Scott saying state health officials are going door to door testing for other cases. Aggressive spraying and other mosquito control efforts have also began. Earlier this week, Scott held a Florida Mayor's roundtable to address concerns and once again, fielding accusations he's acted too slowly in the fight against Zika for fear of hurting tourism.
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>> I'm gonna make->> Should you call the Mayor->> I'm gonna make sure there's accurate, timely information.>> Florida also announcing four new locally transmitted cases in the Wynwood area of Miami. A neighborhood already hit with the virus.