Spraying Begins in Miami to Combat the Zika Virus

August 5, 2016 1:02 AM

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Spraying Begins in Miami to Combat the Zika Virus

MIAMI — Aerial spraying of insecticide began Thursday in the one-mile-square area of Miami where mosquitoes have infected people with the Zika virus, and officials reported some glimmers of progress.

“We are very encouraged by the initial results, which showed a large proportion of the mosquitoes killed,” Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said at a news conference here. But Dr. Frieden added, “This is going to take an intense effort.”

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