In February, the World Health Organization declared Zika a global health emergency based on its association with thousands of cases in Brazil of microcephaly, a birth defect marked by small head size that can cause severe developmental problems. But Republicans have blocked consideration of the bill.
Orange County also had one additional case, bringing its tally to 8. The Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes that carry Zika can be found in some 30 states, Florida GOP Sen.
Scott met with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on Wednesday morning.
Her trip to Honduras also coincided with the surge of Zika outbreaks that swept much of Latin America in the past few months from Mexico to Paraguay. "We do not want that to happen in our country and Florida is going to be the epicenter", he said.
Travelers who return from a place where they may have been bitten by a mosquito carrying Zika, but do not have symptoms, can ask their doctor to be tested, but they will likely be low priority.
It's estimated about one in four people infected with Zika virus are believed to develop symptoms, federal health officials say.
"We can not be caught unprepared to deal with its consequences", Rubio said. "At this time the risk to pregnant women just isn't worth it". "That alone is reason to act". In them, the virus migrated from the pregnant mouse's bloodstream into the placenta, where it multiplied, then spread into the fetal circulation and infected the brains of the developing pups. All the cases are from people who traveled to Zika-affected areas such as Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean.
In the genetically-modified mice, Zika infection caused the death of most of the fetuses, and the remaining fetuses were much smaller than normal.
"The people of Puerto Rico are American citizens", Rubio said on the Senate floor. Mario Diaz-Balart and Carlos Curbelo of South Florida, and other House members from the state.
"We try to keep our reactions confined to a single temperature, so you don't need complicated equipment for changing the temperature".
The Gulf Coast, which is warm, wet and located close to Puerto Rico, where Zika is widespread, is expected to be the first area of the mainland to see locally transmitted cases, Fauci said.
"It is very important that students and the public at large learn how to prevent a possible Zika epidemic as this is the first virus known to be transmitted both sexually and by mosquitoes", said coordinator Walter Leal, a chemical ecologist and professor in the UCD department of molecular and cellular biology.