Pregnant women are being advised to consider postponing non-essential trips to Florida due to concerns over the Zika Virus.

Travel advice was updated after Florida confirmed the virus being transmitted by local mosquitoes. Previous US cases have been connected to people who caught the virus abroad. The illness is linked to severe brain defects in newborns.

Florida states it is preparing for small clusters of infections within the country but not a widespread outbreak. With more aggressive mosquito-control efforts, tourists are being assured that it is still safe to visit.

Pregnant women are advised to consider postponing non-essential travel until after their pregnancy. The situation has said to be monitored carefully.