MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott hosted a roundtable with community leaders in Miami on Zika preparedness ahead of the rainy season when mosquitoes are most prevalent in Florida.

Governor Scott said, “Florida has only had two isolated cases of local Zika transmission this year and there are not currently any identified areas with active Zika transmission, which is good news. However, it is crucial that we continue to work together to remain vigilant and take precautions to stay ahead of this virus. That is why I hosted a Zika preparedness roundtable in Miami today with the Florida Department of Health to make sure the South Florida community is taking action now in advance of the upcoming rainy season.

“I urge all Floridians to remember to eliminate any standing water around your homes, businesses and communities, and to wear bug spray to prevent mosquito bites. It is also important to protect yourself if you travel outside of Florida to an area with Zika virus. Last year, our aggressive actions helped lift the previous Zika zones in Wynwood, Little River and Miami Beach. This year, we stand ready to once again do all we can to protect Florida’s families, visitors and communities.”

More information on the Zika virus and preparedness actions can be found HERE.

Florida Department of Health’s Zika Virus Hotline: 1-855-622-6735




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