Zika spreading in new part of Miami

Miami, FL (CNN) – The Zika virus has been discovered in another neighborhood in Miami.

Florida Governor Rick Scott says five new locally-transmitted cases have been confirmed in the Little River area.

The CDC is advising pregnant women not to travel to the neighborhood that is about one-square mile in size.

The CDC also says that pregnant women and their partners may not want to go to any part of Miami-Dade County for now.

The mosquito-borne disease can lead to microcephaly and other neurological disorders in newborn babies.

A separate Zika outbreak is under way in the Miami beach area.

Scott says the newest discovery shows the urgent need for federal funding to fight Zika.

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