First Canadian case of Zika-related anomalies confirmed in a fetus

Officials said 17 patients in Miami were infected with Zika, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration stopped accepting blood donations from the Miami-area in late July until donors are screened for the virus. The discovery may be the first step in finding ways to prevent the birth defect, the researchers said.

Swiger said it's important to remember the "Four Ds" as a first line of defense. The World Health Organization declared a public health emergency in February as the virus continued to spread. "Neither approach is harmful to fish or other aquatic organisms".

Donald Trump said Thursday that he thinks Congress should approve additional funding to fight the Zika virus.

"We have been working with the county school district since June, providing pertinent information and guidance on mosquito bite prevention and Zika", she said. On Thursday, Burwell said that her department had used most of that money and that it would be gone by the end of August. Breeding areas can include sites as benign as containers under potted plants and bird baths.

Once a week or after every rainfall, empty standing water from any containers around your home, especially in small containers.

Swiger said there are many mosquito repellents available, but all approved formulations share two commonalities.

Use insect repellent regularly.

"Users should always read and follow label instructions". SCHD recommends the use of repellants which contain DEET, Picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or para-menthane 3,8-diol and IR3535. Shield strollers or baby carriers with mosquito netting to protect infants. One of the men purportedly has co-workers who travel to Brazil frequently, where the Zika epidemic has been centered since previous year. Thousands of people have already been infected, hundreds of them are right here in Florida. All Countries and territories with Active Zika Virus Transmission.

The health department said it still believes local transmission is only occurring in the one-square-mile (2.6-square-km) area located in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami. No Texas mosquitoes have been found to be infected.

Two weeks after the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) announced that 14 mosquito-contracted Zika cases had been found in southern Florida, the count has increased to 22, including a pregnant woman in her early 20s.

"If you are now pregnant or trying to become pregnant in the next two to six months, it is really recommended that you not travel to one of these areas that is having an outbreak", Brown said. "So at this point, controlling mosquitoes and protecting yourself from infection are the two key factors in the rigorous defense against this new mosquito-borne virus threat".