Via the Miami Herald: A fourth Zika-positive mosquito pool identified in Miami Beach. Excerpt:
State, county and city officials insist the aerial spraying is an emergency measure to bring mosquito counts down, a stance they reiterated Friday afternoon when the Florida Department of Agriculture announced that a new batch of mosquitoes trapped Sept. 4 tested positive for Zika.
“The fact that we have identified a fourth Zika-positive mosquito pool in Miami Beach serves as further confirmation that we must continue our proactive and aggressive approach to controlling the mosquito population, including our recent decision to begin aerial spraying in combination with larvicide treatment by truck,” said Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez in a statement.
The newest pool is within the boundaries of the previously defined Zika zone, but officials would not narrow down the location beyond that. So far, they have refused to disclose all but one of the locations of these mosquito pools. One sample location, the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, was widely known after the city-owned garden closed for mosquito treatment last week. It reopened Tuesday.