Zika Spraying Continues in Wynwood While Miami-Dade Schools Give Out Uniforms For Students in Zika Zone - NBC 6 South Florida
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Zika Spraying Continues in Wynwood While Miami-Dade Schools Give Out Uniforms For Students in Zika Zone

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    Aerial Spraying for Zika Continues in Wynwood

    NBC 6's Michael Spears has the latest on the fight against Zika, including how school kids will be getting new protection as school starts. (Published Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016)

    As the number of cases continues to rise among Florida residents, aerial spraying for the Zika virus continues in the Wynwood area at the epicenter of the fights.

    Officials again took the skies in the early morning hours Thursday, spraying the same area they have been treating for the last two weeks. The spraying comes as the state of Florida announced 12 new travel related cases on Wednesday, including one in Broward County, and three new non-travel related cases – all coming in Miami-Dade County, with one in the “Zika Zone” area north of downtown.

    With public schools in the county starting next Monday, Miami-Dade County Public Schools will be handing out long-sleeve uniforms and mosquito-repellant for students on Thursday. The event will take place at Eneida M. Hartner School Elementary School, located at 401 NW 29th Street.

    The new uniforms will be given out for free since most parents had already purchased short sleeve uniforms for the year. All students from schools in the area being treated are eligible for the new uniforms.