A Florida police department says it has no way of tracking mosquito-related infections caused by indoor cilantro growing indoors.
The department issued the statement Thursday, just days after Florida state health officials announced a nationwide health advisory for indoor growing of the herb.
According to the department, there’s no way for state health inspectors to catch Zika virus-like infections in a facility that grows cilantro.
In a statement, the department said it is investigating the statement.
Florida has had a Zika virus outbreak since mid-March.
This isn’t an isolated case, however, according to the state health department, which issued a news release Thursday.
The department said cilantro is grown for medicinal purposes and has been known to be used in the past to treat severe allergies.
More than 1,000 cases of Zika-related illnesses have been reported in the U.S. so far, the state department said.