For Immediate Release
Monday, September 19, 2016
Contact: CDC Media Relations
CDC updates guidance for Wynwood (FL) neighborhood with active Zika transmission
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated guidance for people who travel to or live in the approximately 1-square-mile area in Wynwood, Florida, just north of downtown Miami. Previousguidance was put in place on August 1 after Florida and CDC epidemiologists determined that mosquitoes were actively spreading Zika virus in the area, resulting in infections among several local residents and visitors. No new cases of locally transmitted Zika have been reported in the Wynwood-designated area since early August, and low numbers of mosquitoes have been found in traps there for the past several weeks since aerial application of the larvicide Bti and the adulticide Naled.
CDC’s update modifies the August 1 guidance that advised pregnant women to avoid travel to the Wynwood-designated area. CDC’s revised guidance for the Wynwood-designated area is that
- Pregnant women and their partners living in or traveling to the area should follow steps to prevent mosquito bites.
- Pregnant women and partners of pregnant women who are concerned about potential Zika virus exposure may also consider postponing nonessential travel to all parts of Miami-Dade County.
- Women and men who lived in or traveled to the area should be aware this location was considered an area of active Zika virus transmission from June 15 to September 18, 2016. Pregnant women should talk to their doctor or other healthcare provider about getting tested for Zika; and people who have a pregnant sex partner should consistently and correctly use condoms to prevent passing Zika during sex or they should not have sex during the pregnancy.
- Women and men who do not have signs or symptoms of Zika and who traveled to the area from June 15 to September 18 should wait at least 8 weeks before trying to get pregnant.
- Men who had signs or symptoms of Zika or were diagnosed with Zika and who traveled to the area from June 15 to September 18 should wait at least 6 months before trying to get their partner pregnant.