Zika

New batch of Zika-carrying mosquitoes found in Miami Beach

An aerial banner is flown over the South Pointe Park pier, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, in the South Pointe Park area in Miami Beach, Fla.

An aerial banner is flown over the South Pointe Park pier, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, in the South Pointe Park area in Miami Beach, Fla.  (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

More Zika-carrying mosquitoes have been captured in Miami Beach, this time in a new neighborhood.

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The Florida Department of Agriculture said Saturday that it's the sixth time Zika-bearing mosquitoes have been captured in Miami Beach. It was the first capture of Zika-carrying mosquitoes in two weeks.

Zika can cause severe brain-related birth defects, including disastrously small heads, in pregnant women who become infected. The same mosquito species that spreads Zika also transmits dengue fever.

The agriculture department says it has tested more than 4,000 mosquito samples since May and only these six have contained Zika. All have been in Miami Beach and captured since Sept. 1.