Zika challenge hits tourism industry in South Beach, Wynwood


K KANYE WEST OPENED A POP-UP STORE. FILLIP SAYING THIS ISSUE CANNOT BE DOWN PLAYED.>>HEALTH OFFICIALS TASKED WITH CONTROLLING THE VIRUS ADMIT IT WILL BE TOUGH. THAT’S WHERE WE FIND TAREL LIVE WITH MORE.>>REPORTER: THIS TOURIST HOT SPOT IS USUALLY FILLED WITH PEOPLE SHOWING A LOT OF SKIN BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER AND OF COURSE BECAUSE OF THE BEACH. YOU STILL SEE A LOT OF THAT BUT TODAY WE HAVE ALSO SEEN A LOT OF PEOPLE ESPECIALLY WOMEN WEARING LONG SLEEVES AND JACKETS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AGAINST MOSQUITOS. THIS AS THE OFFICIAL COUNT IS NOW UP TO 36 FOR THE CONFIRMED ZIKA INFECTION CASES THAT ARE NON-TRAVEL RELATED JUST HERE IN CENTRAL FLORIDA.>>REPORTER: LINCOLN ROAD APPEARS TO BE FLUSHED WITH TOURISTS AND LOCALS. A SCENE THAT THE CITY’S MAYOR WANTS THE WORLD TO SEE.>>THERE IS A LOT OF PAN — NOT IS PANIC GOING ON. YOU HAVE PEOPLE GOING BY. THERE IS A LOT HAPPENING. BUT WE CANNOT DOWN LAY PLAY THIS.>>REPORTER: WHERE THE FIVE CONFIRMED CASES FORCED THE CDC TO ISSUE A STAY AY WARNING TO ALL PREGNANT WOMEN FOR A 1 AND A HALF SQUARE MILE STREP OF THE — STRETCH OF THE CITY. 28TH STREET SOUTH DOWN TO 8TH STREET AND BETWEEN THE OCEAN AND INTERCOASTAL.>>WHAT’S GOING THROUGH YOUR MIND?>>WE MIGHT GO BACK EARLIER.>>REPORTER: LOISE AND HER FAMILY ARE VACATIONING FROM AUSTRALIA AND HAVE A STEADY SUPPLY OF BUG SPRAY.>>WE DIDN’T THINK IT WAS THAT SCARY BUT IT SEEMS TO BE BECOMING MORE PREVALENT. I’M NOT SURE WHAT WILL HAPPEN.>>REPORTER: A FEW MILES AWAY, MIAMI’S WINWOOD AREA WHERE THE FIRST LOCALLY ACQUIRED CASES WERE CONFIRMED SEVERAL WEEKS AGO. COMPLETED A SERIES OF GROUND AND AERIAL SPRAYS THERE AND KANYE WEST OPENED UP A BOUTIQUE POP-UP STORE. FILLED WITH HIS OWN MERCHANDISE WHERE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE ARE WAITING IN LINE. SOME FOR SHOWERS. DESPITE THE ZIKA THREAT.>>WHAT’S FUNNY IS I LIVE IN BOSTON AND I’M IN TOWN. MY MOM SENT ME TO MIAMI WITH A BOTTLE OF OFF SPRAY JUST IN CASE.>>REPORTER: THAT STORE DOING OKAY THIS WEEKEND. BUT ANOTHER THREAT, STANDING WATER. AND A REMINDER FROM MOSQUITO CONTROL EXPERTS TO LOOK AROUND YOUR HOMES AND WHERE YOU LIVE TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY STANDING WATER. EVEN A TINY BIT. THIS DISEASE IS MOST HARMFUL TO PREGNANT WOMEN SO THE ADVISORY IS AGAINST PREGNANT WOMEN GOING TO THIS STRETCH OF MIAMI BEACH.>>>OUR COVERAGE CONTINUES ONLINE. GO TO LOCAL10.COM AND CLICK ON

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