Wynwood making headlines worldwide for wrong reasons

Miami neighborhood noted in global publications as Zika hotspot


MIAMI – Miami's popular Wynwood neighborhood is receiving attention worldwide that it would rather not have.

Since being identified in July as the location of a local outbreak of Zika cases, the neighborhood is getting publicity in major publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time and BBC News.

Monday, the CDC alerted pregnant women to stay away from the area just north of downtown Miami.

There are now officially cases of homegrown Zika cases in South Florida.

The New York Times reported the story under the headline, 'More Locally Spread Zika Infections Found in Miami Neighborhood.'

Time used a map pinpointing Wynwood as the location of the affected region.

Wynwood's restaurants and art galleries have made it a prime destination for tourists visiting South Florida.

While many are concerned that tourism dollars will be lost to worries over Zika, officials continue to encourage visitors from around the world.

“Greater Miami and The Beaches is open for business,” says William D. Talbert, III, President & CEO of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB). “It is the time of year visitors enjoy the excellent events and accommodations offered throughout our destination, including Miami Spa, Miami Spice and so much more.”