As Miami-Dade County prepares to continue ground spraying for the Zika virus through the end of November, Broward County will be joining in the efforts by conducting spraying of their own starting Tuesday.
Trucks will deploy from the county’s Mosquito Control facility in Pembroke Pines, using a turbine sprayer that will be used to help prevent the mosquito larvae from spreading. It’s the same system that has been used in Miami-Dade’s Zika zones over the last few months.
Broward County has confirmed 120 travel cases of the Zika virus, still nearly half of the 238 cases – both travel and non-travel – confirmed in Miami-Dade County.
Just Monday, four new non-travel cases – along with one travel related case – were confirmed in Miami-Dade County. Two of those cases involve pregnant women.
On Tuesday, Miami-Dade Mosquito Control officials said a pool of mosquitoes taken from Miami Beach tested positive for Zika. The pool was retrieved on October 5 from a trap at 1236 Drexel Avenue, officials said.
A new Zika transmission zone – located between NW 10th Avenue and Miami Avenue and NW 79th Street and 63rd Street - was confirmed last week.