Miami-Dade monitors mosquitoes in 4 former Zika zones

MIAMI (AP) - Miami-Dade County officials are monitoring four zones in the Miami area where the Zika virus spread through local mosquitoes.

In a statement Friday, officials said an enhanced mosquito surveillance network includes over 130 traps in the Wynwood, Little River and Miami Beach zones, as well as countywide. The traps provide data on mosquito activity.

Crews also are applying preventative pesticide treatments.

Health officials declared all four zones clear of continuing Zika infections by December, though isolated infections have continued.

Last week, Florida's Department of Health announced the state's first locally acquired Zika infection of 2017.

Officials said screening after a blood donation in January showed evidence of a past Zika infection. The health department said the patient had multiple exposures to Zika in Miami-Dade County and likely contracted the virus in 2016.

© 2017 Associated Press


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment
TRENDING VIDEOS