Florida could be seeing its first non-travel-related Zika case.
The virus was found in Miami-Dade County and right now there’s an investigation into how it was transmitted.
Up until this point, all the Zika cases in Florida were brought back from other countries.
As the investigation moves forward, Florida lawmakers continue their fight for more funding to combat the virus.
Sen. Marco Rubio talked Tuesday about how important it is to get $1.1 billion in federal funding.
“I want to see that money come from the federal government to help our state and local communities eradicate mosquitoes, help scientists develop a vaccine and do a better job of helping those children born with microcephaly,” Rubio said.
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There have been 326 confirmed cases of Zika in Florida with six cases in Duval County.
Just this week, the CDC announced that scientists are investigating a case in Utah where a family member contracted Zika after caring for his infected father.
Rubio said as it stands right now, there’s not enough money to deal with the infection.
“In the peak of mosquito season, in the height of the summer, with the Brazil Olympics just around the corner, a country deeply impacted by Zika, it’s unreal to me that this has become so politicized,” Rubio said.
The Department of Health asked people to take precautions by draining standing water, covering skin with clothing or repellent, and covering doors and windows with screens.
Action News Jax reached out to Gov. Rick Scott’s office after hearing about the latest case. When we hear back, we will let you know.
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