(ABC News) Mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus have been found in the Miami area, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, marking the first time that the virus has been found in mosquitoes in the continental United States.
Three mosquito samples from Miami Beach tested positive for Zika virus, according to the agency, which has also tested 95 additional samples in Miami-Dade County, but all have been negative so far.
“This find is disappointing, but not surprising," Florida's Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam said in a statement today. "Florida is among the best in the nation when it comes to mosquito surveillance and control, and this detection enables us to continue to effectively target our resources."
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