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“I Would Be Nervous Right Now:” Local Zika Transmission in Florida Opens the Door for Workers’ Comp Implications

Four new Zika infections acquired locally from mosquito bites have been reported in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami this week, according to Florida Governor Rick Scott, bringing the total number of locally transmitted cases to 21. Although Florida is the only state to report local transmission of the virus, Louisiana (as a neighbor with a similar climate) faces the significant threat of the virus spreading here. Although the fallout for workers’ comp is not entirely clear, employers, carriers and workers can take steps to limit their exposure, both financial and personal.