Miami-Dade County Completed First Round Of Zika Spraying In Miami Beach

Sep 11, 2016
Originally published on September 9, 2016 9:30 am

The first round of aerial insecticide spraying in South Beach was completed at 5:32 a.m. Friday.

It is the first of four spraying cycles officials hope will quickly bring down the number of mosquitoes carrying Zika virus in Miami Beach. The next spraying will take place at 6 a.m. Sunday, weather permitting.

Just after 5 a.m., a plane flew over the ocean just offshore and released the spray. According to county officials, on-board meteorological equipment was used to measure weather conditions and calculate a flight path that would allow the aircraft to spray the insecticide and let the wind waft over the island.

The target area was between Eighth Street and 28th Street.

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