ISSUES: Naled vs. Zika

Experts have given the all-clear this week for the Zika virus in the Wynwood area. They are crediting the use of Naled, a controversial insecticide banned in Europe, in recent aerial sprayings. But, a 1.5 square mile area of Miami Beach is still considered a “Zika Zone”. Though residents and environmentalists continue to protest, another aerial spraying is scheduled for Saturday morning. Infectious disease subspecialist Dr. Consuelo Beck-Sagué, joins us to explain the pros and cons of this debated chemical, and why she says this isn’t the end of Zika.

Consuelo M. Beck-Sagué, M.D., FAAP, FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work