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Zika on South Beach? Locals and tourists shrug it off

In stark contrast to the first weekend in Wynwood after local Zika cases were announced, South Beach was thriving Saturday night. The much more established tourism market of Miami Beach was bracing for impact after Friday’s announcement of five new locally transmitted cases of the Zika virus, which can be linked to birth defects including microcephaly.

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Joey Flechas

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Joey Flechas covers Aventura, Miami Beach and the beaches. A Tampa native and University of Florida graduate, he joined the Miami Herald in April 2013 after a stint at The Gainesville Sun.


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Mayor Gimenez reacts to Zika cases found in Miami Beach

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez talks about the announcement made August 19, 2016 by Gov. Rick Scott that there are five known cases of locally transmitted Zika in a 1.5 square mile zone in Miami Beach.
Emily Michot emichot@miamiherald.com
Mayor Gimenez reacts to Zika cases found in Miami Beach 2:55

Mayor Gimenez reacts to Zika cases found in Miami Beach

Gov. Rick Scott declares Zika zone in Miami Beach 3:02

Gov. Rick Scott declares Zika zone in Miami Beach

Dethroned Miss Florida USA 2017 sues for $15 million and her crown back 0:48

Dethroned Miss Florida USA 2017 sues for $15 million and her crown back

National Dance Day hits Miami Beach 0:57

National Dance Day hits Miami Beach

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