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      305-375-2741305-632-6376 New pool of mosquitoes preliminarily test positive for Zika on Miami Beach Test results are preliminary and must be confirmed by the CDC MIAMI (October 01, 2016) —  The Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control Division learned today that a pool of mosquitoes taken from Miami Beach has preliminarily tested positive for Zika.  Testing was conducted by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS).  The pool of mosquitoes was retrieved on September 20, 2016 from a trap located at 575 W 49th Street on Miami Beach, which is within the expanded zone of transmission as designated by the State.  This information has been provided to the resident at the location of the trap, and inspection and treatment in the 1/8-mile area surrounding the property has taken place.  It is extremely important to note that the results are preliminary and must be confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as Miami-Dade has seen false positives on tested traps in the past.  If confirmed, this would be the sixth pool, or batch, of mosquitoes testing positive for Zika on Miami Beach.  Thus far, two subsequent test results received from this location have been negative.  Miami-Dade Mosquito Control continues to conduct an aggressive program to reduce and eliminate mosquito breeding and adult mosquitoes in the entire zone of transmission on Miami Beach.  Residents are reminded to do their part to help reduce mosquitoes and the spread of mosquito-borne diseases by draining standing water on their properties and wearing repellent when they go outdoors.  Miami-Dade residents who wish to report a mosquito nuisance should call 311 or download the 311 app athttp://www.miamidade.gov/mobile-applications/.  Information on the County’s Mosquito Control program is available atwww.miamidade.gov/mosquito.
    • MIAMI (October 01, 2016) —  The Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control Division learned today that a pool of mosquitoes taken from Miami Beach has preliminarily tested positive for Zika.  Testing was conducted by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS).  The pool of mosquitoes was retrieved on September 20, 2016 from a trap located at 575 W 49th Street on Miami Beach, which is within the expanded zone of transmission as designated by the State.  This information has been provided to the resident at the location of the trap, and inspection and treatment in the 1/8-mile area surrounding the property has taken place.    http://www.miamidade.gov/releases/2016-10-01-solid-waste-zika-positive-trap.asp