STATES CHRONICLE – Another outbreak of the Zika infected mosquitoes strikes Miami. The new wave of dangerous mosquitoes has infested a new area in Miami Beach. The scientists from the Florida Department of Agriculture argued that the Zika infected mosquitoes are visiting Miami for the fourth time. Last time the infected mosquitoes were caught in this area was two weeks ago.
This virus is extremely dangerous for pregnant women who get infected. Zika virus can cause brain problems to the fetus and also head malformations. The same species of mosquitoes that spreads Zika is also responsible for infecting people with dengue fever. The Department of Agriculture stated that they have started testing the virus in May and since then they have collected more than four thousand mosquito samples. The Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control Division made public that only 6 of them were carrying the dangerous virus. The Zika infected mosquitoes have been first captured on September the first.
These samples were tested by the representatives from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service at the Bronson Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, Kissimmee. The results show that the Zika infected mosquitoes were discovered on September the first, 9th of September, 16th of September and October the first.
These tests that revealed the presence of the Zika infected mosquitoes needed to be confirmed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The research which confirmed the virus was conducted with the help of a trap situated at 575 W 49th St. on September 20. Treatments started to be spread in the nearest areas around that property where the trap was installed.
The division that takes care of the mosquito control had also experienced times when tests revealed a false positive. After retesting, only two results were registered as negative. This mosquito control division is still working on isolating and eradicating the dangerous virus which infected so many people. They try to reduce mosquito breeding. Locals were asked to constantly drain the water on their properties, and they were advised to wear mosquito repellent when outdoors.
If you live in one of those affected areas, or even near them, you should think about some ways to prevent your infection and to protect yourself. Think of the health of your family and yours as a top priority.
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