September 19, 2016

Zika’s Miami Vacation Could Be Over

Wynwood, the Miami district that hosted the first locally transmitted case of the Zika virus, was officially declared Zika-free. Authorities credit an aggressive campaign of aerial and ground insecticide spraying, one that didn’t kill any bees, either. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has since lifted its travel warning on the neighborhood.

But of course, there is bad news. You didn’t think we’d let you off that easy, did you? The virus has already spread elsewhere in Florida. In fact, five new cases were recorded on Friday in nearby Miami Beach, while the Florida Department of Health has recorded 93 total cases since this summer. That being said, Wynwood’s actions were swift and effective, and it’s a rare opportunity when other neighborhoods can learn from a plan that worked. Hopefully it’s a success story that spreads. 

Nutshell: What You Need To Know About Zika Virus

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