Via NBCMiami.com: Governor Rick Scott to Visit Wynwood, Zika Zone Expected to be Lifted. Excerpt:
Florida Gov. Rick Scott plans to visit the Wynwood neighborhood Monday morning, where the remaining Zika Zone is expected to be lifted.
Gov. Scott will be joined by City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, and the Wynwood Business Improvement District at the Wynwood Walls. The event is set to begin Monday morning at 8:15 a.m.
State and local leaders are expected to announce that the Wynwood neighborhood is no longer considered a Zika zone. It has been 45 days since any new cases of active transmission have been detected.
But Scott's visit comes just days after authorities expanded a local transmission area in nearby Miami Beach.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday that the Department of Health was expanding the area of local transmission on Miami Beach from 8th Street to 63rd Street.
Mayor Gimenez announced in a statement that local officials will continue "aggressive on-the-ground and truck spraying'' into next week in the entire affected area that still exists in Miami Beach.
Hundreds of people in the state have become infected with the virus that can cause severe birth defects. Most of those who have the virus caught it while traveling, but 79 cases have not been travel related.