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Zika Has Made Its Way To Florida Mosquitoes

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Zika Has Made Its Way To Florida Mosquitoes

When the news broke Friday that four people with Zika virus in southern Florida had likely been infected by mosquitoes in a tiny section of Miami — in what would be the first known Zika infection via mosquito in the continental U.S. — one of the editors here at FiveThirtyEight asked how sure officials could be that the Zika came from mainland mosquitoes. None of these winged menaces has been caught with the virus yet; shouldn’t we wait until that happens before drawing any conclusions? And, we wondered, why is the state only considering a small neighborhood an active risk for transmitting the virus?

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