Gov. Rick Scott says Miami Beach clear of Zika virus

Last so-called 'Zika zone' in Florida, Miami-Dade County lifted


MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The last so-called "Zika zone" in Miami-Dade County has been lifted.

Gov. Rick Scott said Friday that the final stretch of Miami Beach within the zone has been cleared.

Scott said the announcement means that there are no more active transmissions of the Zika virus in Florida.

"That's a very good day for our state," Scott said.

The 1.5-square-mile zone stretched from Eighth Street to 28th Street, which includes South Beach.

"We are the first community in the world to break the cycle of local transmission," Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said in a statement.

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