The US Food and Drug Administration has issued revised guidance recommending universal testing of donated whole blood and blood components for the Zika virus.
The Center will provide comprehensive care to patients with the Zika virus, and conduct research.
The patient had travelled to the Caribbean.
A checklist from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides guidance for preparing to treat patients with possible Zika infection.
A study from Brazil finds that the Zika virus may linger in the blood of an infected baby for more than two months with unknown effects.
Zika guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) require infections occur in a one square-mile area among non-household members before "active transmission" can be named.
Florida officials announced the first case of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes in Pinellas County, which is located 265 miles from Miami, where previous Florida cases have been reported.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the allergy and infectious diseases unit of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), said "It would not be surprising we would see additional cases perhaps in other Gulf Coast states."
Zika has been identified in two neighborhoods in Miami, and 37 people have been reported to have acquired the virus in these neighborhoods. But scientists are concerned that the outbreak may be larger and more widespread than known.
Currently available serological diagnostics have a limited capacity to distinguish between Zika and Dengue viruses.