The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday lifted the “Zika cautionary (yellow) area” designation for Miami-Dade County, FL, citing no new cases of local transmission for more than 45 days. While there are no longer any travel recommendations related to Zika virus in the county, women and men who live in or travel to the area should remain aware of any new reports of Zika transmission in their area and consider taking steps to prevent mosquito bites, among other precautions, the agency said. About 5,300 cases of the mosquito-borne virus, which can cause birth defects in infants born to women infected during pregnancy, have been reported in the continental United States since 2015, most in travelers returning from affected areas. For the latest Zika guidance and resources, visit and