Florida is the only state in the United States where Zika is still spreading. The most affected area is Miami, where the mosquitoes are the biggest threat to the residents. Gov. Rick Scott promised to do his best while trying to eliminate the Zika virus. According to him, the authorities goal is not to have transmissions.
Gov. Scott talked about Zika is a meeting in Miami, at the St. Mary Cathedral School. He explained that the authorities know how concerned people are about the virus and they are taking action to eliminate the mosquitoes. Until now, they use ground spraying to kill the female mosquitoes that were dangerous for humans. However, they have no future plans with aerial spraying because they know where the outbreak can be found.
Authorities from many states used aerial spraying to kill mosquitoes but they managed to kill also other insects, such as bees. Having in mind what happened, the authorities from Florida are not going to use this option now because they think the ground spraying in enough to make the mosquitoes disappear.
There are 1 061 cases of Zika in Florida. Most of them were travel-related infections. These numbers do not include the pregnant women. Those of them who already gave birth to a child are followed by doctors. As we already knew, Zika is dangerous for the future mothers and babies.
A major issue in Miami is that the Zika virus has affected the tourism economy. Miami is one of the most visited places in the United States. It made more than 24.4 billion due to tourism. People do not seem to be concerned about this problem because they think Miami is so popular that tourists will come even Zika virus is still a threat.
Health officials are advising women who are pregnant or who want to get pregnant to avoid Miami because they could be in danger. Florida is able to test 8 810 people for active Zika virus. The authorities are focused on the pregnant women because they are the most in danger.
Zika virus has been a major threat for countries all around the world. People can help the authorities by using protection for windows, wearing long clothes and going to the doctor if you are not feeling good after you a mosquito bit you. Even though most people are not aware of having the virus, Zika can be a major issue.
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