Zika virus impacts Miami Beach tourism industry

Zika virus impacts Miami Beach tourism industry


EXTENSION. FIRE CREWS WERE CALLED TO TRANSPORT THE VICTIM BY AIR BUT HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.>>Todd: NOW THE THREATS OF ZIKA VIRUS THREATENING MIAMI BEACH. GOVERNOR SCOTT OUTLINED AREAS WHERE THERE IS FIVE NEW INFECTIONS OCCURRING. THERE IS NOW A TRAVEL WARNING IN THAT AREA. WE’LL HAVE MORE ON THE ADVISORY AND CONCERNS FOR A SOUTH FLORIDA HOTTEST TOURIST SPOTS.>>Reporter: GOOD MORNING, TODD. THIS IS A TOWERISM INDUSTRY AND BUSINESS OWNERS ARE CONCERNED THAT THE BOTTOM LINE WOULD TAKE A HIT. THEY WILL NOT DO AERIAL SPRAYING BUT CREWS ARE OUT WORKING TO GET AHEAD OF THE VIRUS TO MAKE SURE IT DOESN’T SPREAD ANY FURTHER. THIS IS WHAT YOU ARE USED TO HEARING ON A TYPICALINE NOTHING MIAMI BEACH. AND THAT IS WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO GET USED TO HEARING. GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCED A NEW ZIKA ZONE IN MIAMI BEACH.>>FIVE INDIVIDUALS HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED.>>Reporter: THAT NEW ZIKA ZOON IS EIGHTH STREET AND INTRACOASTAL TO THE OCEAN AND INCLUDES BUSINESS DRAWS. BUSINESS OWNERS FEEL THE AFFECT.>>I RECEIVED TWO CANCELLATIONS AND I EXPECT TO SEE MORE.>>Reporter: MOSQUITO CONTROL CREWS ARE TRYING TO GET AHEAD OF THE VIRUS AND TRY TO KEEP IT FROM SPREADING MORE.>>THERE ARE A FEW CASES AND DOESN’T SEEM A BIG DEAL FOR US.>>NOW CAMERAS HERE SHOWED A LOT OF PEOPLE AND CROWDED STREETS AND PEOPLE HAVING A GREAT TIME, AND SOME WERE NOT OVERLY SCARED AND WILL USE BUG REPELLANT AND WOULD BE FINE. STILL EARLY THIS MORNING IT IS SLOW AND IT IS A SATURDAY MORNING AND PEOPLE SLOW WAITING TO GET OUT OF BED. FUARE A PREGNANT WOMAN, AVOID THE AREA. LOCAL TEN NEWSES. WE HAVE UPDATED OUR SPECIAL SECTION AND CLICK THE ZIKA VIRUS

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