More people are getting Zika from a Miami neighborhood, heightening concerns that the virus could spread to other parts of Florida.
The Florida Health Department reported Wednesday that a person got a non-travel-related Zika infection stemming from a Miami neighborhood called Wynwood. Health officials have found 22 cases of Zika where the patient got the virus locally, likely from a mosquito bite, which is the primary mode of transmission.
The department says it believes the Zika outbreak remains contained to a one-square-mile radius of Wynwood.
"The person was exposed in the same area of Miami-Dade County," the health department said.
It is the second day in a row that the health department has announced new Zika cases. On Tuesday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced four new cases of non-travel related cases.
While cases have been identified in other areas of Florida, specifically a case in Palm Beach, officials still believe that mosquitoes are not spreading the virus beyond Wynwood.
The announcement comes a day after Hillary Clinton toured a Miami health center that has dealt with Zika cases. Clinton called for Congress to end a seven-week recess and pass a $1.1 billion funding bill to fight Zika.
Congress adjourned last month without approving a separate $1.1 billion funding package that included $750 million in money taken from other programs and the rest in new funding.
The package passed the House but stalled in the Senate due to Democratic objections to taking money from Obamacare and not giving Planned Parenthood clinics in Puerto Rico any money.
Clinton wanted Congress to pass a $1.1 billion package of totally new funding and without the provisions Democrats objected to.
Her opponent, Republican nominee Donald Trump, is holding a rally in Tampa on Wednesday. Trump has said that he believes Zika is under control and that Scott is doing everything he can to contain the virus.
Nearly 2,000 cases of Zika have been found in the U.S., with Florida having nearly 400 cases. However, almost all of those cases are people that acquired the virus while traveling to another country or territory where it is spreading via mosquito bites, the primary mode of transmission.
Wynwood is the only area in the U.S. where mosquitoes are spreading Zika, which is linked to the birth defect microcephaly.
Zika causes a mild infection in most people, but has been found to cause microcephaly, a birth defect in which babies are born with underdeveloped brains and abnormally small heads. The virus also has been linked to Guillain-Barre syndrome, a neurological disorder that can lead to temporary paralysis.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised pregnant women to not travel to Wynwood. A similar advisory has been published for other countries and territories where the virus is spreading via mosquitoes.