Miami-Dade County Officials Identify Sites Of Traps With Zika Mosquitoes
Nearly all of the locations in Miami Beach where traps captured mosquitoes carrying Zika virus in August and September are residential areas, though some are located near where lots of people gather, according to information released Wednesday by Miami-Dade officials.
The county identified four addresses in South Beach as a result of a public dispute with the Florida Department of Health after the Miami Herald filed a lawsuit against Miami-Dade seeking the locations.
The addresses are 1619 Meridian Ave., 932 Lenox Ave., 1236 Drexel Ave. and 2378 Prairie Ave. Health officials identified the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr., as one of the sites on Sept. 1, though the garden had been closed three days prior. The location on Prairie Avenue is near Hebrew Academy’s Rabbi Alexander Gross High School and Miami Beach Senior High, while the Meridian address is near the Lincoln Road mall.
Health department officials notified residents before releasing the addresses, but at least one resident contacted the Herald after receiving a visit. Galen Treur, a University of Miami student, said he lives at 1236 Drexel Ave. and sent a photograph of health officials at his doorfront.
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