(NBCMIAMI) — Miami Beach city leaders are at odds with a scheduled aerial spraying of the insecticide Naled over a 1.5-square-mile infection zone.
In a statement Tuesday, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said the flights recommended by Florida health officials and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will begin Thursday and continue for a month.
Gimenez said the number of Miami Beach mosquitoes found with Zika increased over the weekend.
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The Florida Health Department announced Tuesday six new non-travel related cases of the Zika virus in Miami Beach.