Zika

Florida's latest Zika 'hot zone' not generating so much buzz

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 12, 2016, file photo, Giraldo Carratala, an inspector with the Miami Dade County mosquito control unit, peers over a fence into the backyard of a home in Miami, Fla. The government on Wednesday, Oct. 19, recommended Zika testing for all pregnant women who recently spent time anywhere in Florida's Miami-Dade County. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 12, 2016, file photo, Giraldo Carratala, an inspector with the Miami Dade County mosquito control unit, peers over a fence into the backyard of a home in Miami, Fla. The government on Wednesday, Oct. 19, recommended Zika testing for all pregnant women who recently spent time anywhere in Florida's Miami-Dade County. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Authorities in Florida went into damage-control mode when Zika-carrying mosquitoes began biting in the Miami area this summer, fearing the economy would suffer as pregnant women were warned to avoid the Wynwood art district and touristy South Beach.

With those areas cleared, a third so-called "hot zone" is generating less buzz: Straddling heavily black Liberty City and Little Haiti, this area afflicts the city's poorest communities, where Zika joins a long list of concerns among people who already feel neglected.

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Containing Zika here will take finesse, advocates say. Mosquito control inspectors are making thousands of house calls, trucks are spraying pesticides before dawn and tropical plants that trap water where mosquitoes breed will be pulled from city-owned spaces.

But no aerial spraying is planned, and community organizers are concerned that poor women won't get the help they need.