For the first time ever, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel warning for a location in the United States.
Following an outbreak of 14 confirmed cases of Zika virus in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, the CDC recommends that pregnant women not travel to the affected area. Those who have been to Wynwood any time since June 15 are advised to speak to their healthcare providers and possibly undergo testing.
The unprecedented move comes in response to the first confirmed locally spread cases of Zika in the country. The mosquito-borne disease can cause brain damage and other developmental problems in the fetuses of pregnant women who contract the virus.