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Zika virus changes Miami Beach tourists' scene

Outdoor seating not popular in Lincoln Road on Labor Day Weekend

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Tourism wasn't booming during Labor Day Weekend in Miami Beach. And there were plenty of empty tables on the popular outdoor areas of Lincoln Road. 

Authorities ramped up their efforts to reduce their mosquito population on Monday. To kill the mosquito larvae, authorities were using Baccillus Thuringiensis Israelensis, a microbe found in soil known as Bti. 

Residents and tourists should expect aerial and ground spraying of government-approved pesticide to be focused West of Washington Avenue from 8th to 28th Streets. 

Buffallo Turbine trucks will be spraying East of Washington Avenue on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

In Miami's mainland, Miami-Dade County mosquito control maintained efforts where the first locally transmitted cases were reported in Wynwood. 

The area, according to health authorities, is from Northwest 22nd and 36th Streets and Northeast 2nd and 3rd Avenues. 


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