Miami, FL Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez said Friday, after learning of the four locally acquired Zika virus cases reported in South Florida, that he was confident that Miami-Dade County is prepared to fight Zika, “just like we – together, as a community — have fought against West Nile, Dengue Fever and Chikungunya”, thanks to past successful mosquito control efforts.
Gimenez said they will continue to monitor the potential spread of the Zika virus locally using time-tested proactive surveillance and monitoring.
Residents are reminded that they are the first line of defense against the spread of mosquito-borne viruses. Residents can help by draining any standing water outside their homes, covering areas where standing water is likely to accumulate, and using mosquito repellent outdoors.
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