Take steps to control ZIKA mosquitoes inside and outside your home
- Install screens on windows and doors. Repair holes in screens to keep mosquitoes outside. Do not leave doors propped open.
- Use air conditioning when available.
- Sleep under a mosquito bed net if air conditioned or screened rooms are not available or if sleeping outdoors.
- Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out items that hold water, such as tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpots, or trash containers. Check inside and outside your home. Mosquitoes lay eggs near water.
Advice for people living in or traveling to South Florida
The Florida Department of Health has identified two areas of Miami-Dade County where Zika is being spread by mosquitoes. In addition to the previously identified area in the Wynwood neighborhood, there is now mosquito-borne spread of Zika virus in a section of Miami Beach.
Areas in Miami, FL where Zika virus is being spread by mosquitoes. See guidance for living in or traveling to this area: