Government officials are recommending women that are pregnant or trying to become pregnant to avoid the area in and surrounding Miami-Dade county.
The governor of Florida announced today that the number of cases likely caused by local Zika mosquitoes have risen to 14. The additional 10 cases of the Zika virus were discovered while doing the door to door testing that was done as a precaution over the weekend.
Of the 14 identified cases 2 are women and 12 are men - despite this update official do not expect a wide spread outbreak.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) ranks mosquitoes as one of earth's deadliest animals, thanks to their ability to spread disease. These diseases include Zika, the West Nile virus, Chikungunya, dengue, yellow fever and malaria. Malaria alone killed nearly 450,000 people in 2016, mainly young children and babies in sub-Saharan Africa.