CDC lifts Zika-related travel restrictions for Miami

MIAMI, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has officially lifted the travel advisory for the Zika virus for those hoping to travel to Miami-Dade County.

The CDC’s Zika-related travel advisory in Miami-Dade County was lifted because of a lack of Zika cases.

The CDC says there has been no new cases of local Zika transmission in the area in the past 45 days.

The travel advisory in Miami Dade County first went into affect last summer, after five cases of the Zika virus were confirmed.

The advisory urged pregnant women to postpone any non-essential travel to Miami.

Health officials still encourage anyone who may have traveled to South Florida between last August and now to get tested for the Zika virus.

Sporadic cases can still surface so if you're planning to travel there, you're still encouraged to protect yourself against mosquitoes.


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