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Keys Prep For Fantasy Fest Finish - With Mosquito Control

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Two participants of Fantasy Fest 2012

Every year, tens of thousands of people from the mainland come to Key West for Fantasy Fest.

And lots of them are wearing very little – if anything.

Because some of those visitors may be infected with the Zika virus, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District has taken extra steps to wipe out Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the area.

The district brought in inspectors from other parts of the Keys and went to every property on the route of Friday’s masquerade march and in what’s called “fantasy zones.”

Those are the downtown areas where body paint is considered clothing for otherwise topless women.