MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins say they’ve intensified mosquito-control treatments at their stadium because of the Zika virus.READ MORE: Small Business Saturday Offers North Texans Another Day Of Deals And Steals
The stadium is about 10 miles from the nearest area of the virus outbreak, so the Dolphins decided to step up treatments as a precaution. Construction workers are at the site daily completing the latest phase in a $500 million renovation.
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Treatments on the 265-acre site will include the parking lot. They follow recommendations by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, using chemicals approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. Treatments are expected to continue through the football season and beyond.
Foggers will be used every two weeks. The Dolphins’ pest control provider has removed standing water and treated larvae.
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