Local Zika virus case confirmed in Pinellas County

PINNELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Five new non-travel-related cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed by the Florida Department of Health.

The agency announced Tuesday that one of the new cases transmitted by local mosquitoes is in Pinellas County and the other four cases are in Wynwood, near the Miami area.

The DOH said it is going door to door homes in Pinellas County for mosquito sampling and mosquito abatement.

DOH still believes ongoing active transmission is taking place only within the small identified areas in Wynwood and Miami Beach in Miami-Dade County.

Pinellas County residents can ask for mosquito control services by clicking here.