Donald Trump didn't mention Zika during a Wednesday speech in Tampa, Fla., where the dangerous virus was found this week to be spreading locally.
Instead, the Republican presidential nominee spent his speech boasting of how he would create American jobs, help disadvantaged minority groups and impose more trade regulations if elected president in November.
He also accused the Obama administration of trying to delay the start of Obamacare enrollment from Nov. 1 until December, after the election is over, to delay publicizing premium increases.
"They're trying to move the date because it's an election," Trump told the crowd. "They don't want to reveal the numbers."
Tampa is one of three regions in Florida where mosquitoes are now transmitting the Zika virus from person to person, prompting health authorities to issue travel warnings for pregnant women, whose babies can have severe birth defects if infected.
Local transmission began in the Miami area earlier this month, and officials said this week that it's now spreading in the Tampa Bay area and Palm Beach. Florida is the only state where Zika is thought to be spreading locally, as most of the more than 2,200 cases around the country are connected to travel.
Trump has said little about the virus, although funding for prevention efforts has been one of Congress' biggest political fights this year.
His opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, has called for Congress to cut short its summer recess and come back to Washington to agree on a funding package. President Obama has called for $1.9 billion in emergency funding, but a $1.1 billion funding package is languishing in Congress as Democrats and Republicans battle over contingencies attached to the language.
At a stop in Miami earlier this month, Clinton said she is "disappointed" with how Congress left town without approving the funds.