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Miami-Dade County is now Zika-zone free


Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez announced that Miami is Zika-zone free

Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez stated that Miami is the first community in the world to break the cycle of local transmission. The first Zika free zone was the Wynwood area (Northwest 5th Avenue to the west, U.S. 1 to the East, 38th Street to the north, and 20th Street to the south), followed by the north area of Miami Beach (28th Street on the south and 63rd Street on the north, from Biscayne Bay to the ocean), the Little River/Little Haiti area (Northwest 79th Street to the north, Northwest 63rd Street to the south, North Miami Avenue to the east and Northwest 10th Avenue to the west), and now by the south area of Miami Beach.

The mayor also stated that the Miami-Dade’s Mosquito Control team is regarded as a model for the rest of the world, and that they will continue to explore new and emerging technologies and options to keep the community safe from the Zika virus.

I want to thank the City of Miami Beach, especially Mayor Philip Levine and City Manager Jimmy Morales, for their ongoing collaboration, and the hard-working team at Miami-Dade Mosquito Control for all that they have done to help clear the final Zika zone in our community, said Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez

Last week, the mayor met the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta and discussed the next year’s Zika-related activities. Even though all Zika transmission zones have been lifted, people must remain vigilant and continue to drain any standing water, wear mosquito repellant, and cover up with long sleeves and pants when going outdoors.

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