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Zika Carrying Mosquitoes Found in Miami Beach

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posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 01:52 PM
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CNN


Mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus have been identified in Miami Beach, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said Thursday.It's the first finding of Zika-carrying mosquitoes in the continental United States.


I am not surprised, as, mosquitoes fly. I found it silly they would announce areas marked by streets. Mosquitoes do not recognize street signs.


"This is disappointing but not surprising," said Adam Putnam, the Florida commissioner of agriculture.



Developing story - more to come



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There are mosquito control measures in the area already.
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The aedes aegypti mosquito is called the 'roach of mosquitos'. They hide, nest inside walls and are not very easy to kill.
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posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 01:55 PM
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a reply to: reldra

I knew this fact loooooong before you made the thread.

Thanks ZIka Map Guy!



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 01:56 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: reldra

I knew this fact loooooong before you made the thread.

Thanks ZIka Map Guy!


Hahaha! Maybe he has one use after all

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Broken clock is right once a day. Or twice a day. I am tired. Learned way too much about New Zealand today.
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posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 01:57 PM
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They're in St. Petersburg, FL also.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 01:58 PM
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originally posted by: ColdWisdom
They're in St. Petersburg, FL also.


I imagine so. The fly. The news seems to want to tell us one city or a neighborhood at a time, though.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 01:59 PM
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originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: reldra

I knew this fact loooooong before you made the thread.

Thanks ZIka Map Guy!


Broken clock is right once a day.


Only if it's a 24 hour clock. A standard 12 hour clock is right twice a day.

Zika virus dude might be right about something else? Limbaugh might have Zika?



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 02:08 PM
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Yea, but I have to agree with Augie. This news is weeks old.

I also found it rather odd that the Florida outbreak started in Wynwood, Miami and then Miami Beach a week after that.

And THEN according to the local news last week (I am in Tampa Bay) they found their first documented case of Zika in St. Pete.

They didn't confirm whether or not the case in St. Pete was from a mosquito bite, just that a man had contracted Zika.

Either way, that's a rather unusual migration pattern for mosquitos. I can't see them going from Miami Beach on the atlantic coast all the way up here to the Tampa Bay area on the gulf coast without stopping and infecting other Floridians in between.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 02:13 PM
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originally posted by: reldra

I am not surprised, as, mosquitoes fly. I found it silly they would announce areas marked by streets. Mosquitoes do not recognize street signs.



Some zika mosquitoes might be electro-mechanical drones fitted with gps.




posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 02:16 PM
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originally posted by: TerryDon79

originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: reldra

I knew this fact loooooong before you made the thread.

Thanks ZIka Map Guy!


Broken clock is right once a day.


Only if it's a 24 hour clock. A standard 12 hour clock is right twice a day.

Zika virus dude might be right about something else? Limbaugh might have Zika?


I bet Limbaugh has a bunch of stuff.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 02:19 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: reldra

I am not surprised, as, mosquitoes fly. I found it silly they would announce areas marked by streets. Mosquitoes do not recognize street signs.



Some zika mosquitoes might be electro-mechanical drones fitted with gps.



They could be. One last ditch attempt for the 9 remaining Radio Shacks to hang on.
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posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 02:23 PM
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originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: reldra

Yea, but I have to agree with Augie. This news is weeks old.

I also found it rather odd that the Florida outbreak started in Wynwood, Miami and then Miami Beach a week after that.

And THEN according to the local news last week (I am in Tampa Bay) they found their first documented case of Zika in St. Pete.

They didn't confirm whether or not the case in St. Pete was from a mosquito bite, just that a man had contracted Zika.

Either way, that's a rather unusual migration pattern for mosquitos. I can't see them going from Miami Beach on the atlantic coast all the way up here to the Tampa Bay area on the gulf coast without stopping and infecting other Floridians in between.


It is an odd migration. But the news isn't weeks old, he was referring to the spam guy who makes stuff up. It was coincidentally right.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 02:24 PM
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Every tropical place is under attack by Zika virus mosquitoes.

www.healthmap.org...

This is what you get for opening borders for US. Internationals waters is the way to drop bio-weapon.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 02:29 PM
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originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: TerryDon79

originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: reldra

I knew this fact loooooong before you made the thread.

Thanks ZIka Map Guy!


Broken clock is right once a day.


Only if it's a 24 hour clock. A standard 12 hour clock is right twice a day.

Zika virus dude might be right about something else? Limbaugh might have Zika?


I bet Limbaugh has a bunch of stuff.


Yeah.

I bet he has cooties!



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 02:30 PM
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originally posted by: makemap
Every tropical place is under attack by Zika virus mosquitoes.

www.healthmap.org...

This is what you get for opening borders for US. Internationals waters is the way to drop bio-weapon.


Wait, what? lol

You're trying to say that borders (a non physical line) could stop mosquitos?



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 02:41 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

Yes, if the countries are smart enough to forbid US jets.

en.wikipedia.org...
en.wikipedia.org...
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posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 02:42 PM
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originally posted by: makemap
a reply to: TerryDon79

Yes, if the countries are smart enough to forbid US jets.

en.wikipedia.org...


You do realise that mosquitos can fly, right? That means they don't need a plane to travel to another country.

ETA: Your links also don't have anything to do with Zika. Just because they can, doesn't mean they do.
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posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 02:49 PM
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I know. Any how, why isn't this news?

www.natureworldnews.com...

www.theverge.com...



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 02:53 PM
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What makes this year any different from the previous years?

What has changed so that Zika is in the US now?

Zika has been around since forever, it was "discovered" 70 years ago.

Why is it an issue now?

(Just posing questions, don't mean to be targeting you, OP)



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 03:05 PM
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I know you aren't targeting me.

It seems to have changed as in being in the US and the birth defect it causes. Also that more has been learned about it, like how long it stays in men's sperm, that it may cause more immune problems in adults than thought before.

It may not even be the same Zika, after 70 years, mutation happens. And then there is the whole issue of genetically changed mosquitoes being released to curb malaria, some say they mated with the aedes aegypti.

2013 french Polynesia Zika

It seems to have changed even in 3 years.


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I don't want this to be 'doom porn', but the funding to help slow this down at least was asked for, not enough was given and we are far behind.
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posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 03:09 PM
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a reply to: reldra

We screw around with nature so much and don't even think of the damage we're doing.



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