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Also, a review of blood samples suggests Zika-linked microcephaly in Hawaii as far back as 2009.
In related developments, Florida reported seven new locally acquired Zika cases yesterday and today, one of them in a traveler from out of state.
Also, another diagnostic test received an EUA and a vaccine trial launched in Puerto Rico.
No new local cases were reported in Florida for a second day, and studies revealed more on sexual transmission risks in asymptomatic infections, GBS patterns in Puerto Rico, and early problems for infected babies.
A mouse study shows that the virus replicates in vaginal tissue for several days, while CDC officials report increasing case numbers.
A 2nd confirmed transmission area in Miami causes federal officials to expand their travel advisory and alert health providers of the risks.
In other developments, the Zika surge continues in Puerto Rico, more US travelers have been infected, and the virus has spread to more Caribbean locations.
Inovio Pharmaceuticals will launch a phase 1 clinical trial of a DNA-based vaccine.
The same test is in use at a Houston-area blood center, with some others facilities in the southern United States planning to start testing.
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