MIAMI (AP) — Health officials were waiting to see whether mosquitoes collected near Miami test positive for the Zika virus. That could help determine whether a local woman is the first person infected directly by a mosquito bite on the U.S. mainland.
Fogging trucks drove through the patient’s neighborhood Thursday. Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control Operations Manager Chalmers Vasquez said inspectors are trying to get into every backyard to spray and eliminate breeding sites.
Health officials said lab tests confirmed the patient’s infection, and there’s no apparent connection to travel outside the country.
Miami-Dade County has the most confirmed Zika infections in Florida, but all have involved international travel.
The Florida Department of Health announced Thursday that another Zika case potentially not related to travel was being investigated in Broward County.