Four Zika cases in Florida (click the link for more information) were spread by local mosquitoes. So, the difference here is that these cases were not found in people returning to the US from overseas, but came from local mosquitoes biting local people who have never put a foot outside the country.
If past experience with other new types of mosquito infestations is anything to go by, it is coming your way and my way. Wherever there are mosquitoes,there is a small chance that they could carry the Zika virus, if not this month, next month.
How to protect yourself, particularly pregnant women: wear mosquito repellent, especially outdoors, and keep arms and legs covered – hard to do in summer but worth any discomfort to protect unborn babies. Can your pets catch Zika? At this time there is no evidence that dogs and cats can become infected with Zika, but then, no testing has been done on pets. General mosquito control is the best defense for you, your family and your pets at this time. Use Mosquito Zappers outdoors as well as topical sprays or creams. Spray indoors too, before going to bed, if you see or hear mosquitoes inside. For babies, try Johnson’s creamy baby oil lotion-mosquito repellent if you can find it.