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Miami students in Zika zone can't bring repellent to school

MIAMI — Kids returning to school in a Miami neighborhood linked to Zika infections will be allowed to wear pants and long-sleeved shirts that don't match their school uniforms, but still can't bring mosquito repellent to campus.

Related: Gov. Rick Scott says Florida's Zika caseload has risen to 25

The Miami Herald reports that at a school board meeting Wednesday, Miami-Dade County Public Schools superintendent Alberto Carvalho said "aggressive application" of repellent should be done at home, not at school where some students may be allergic to the spray.

Some 4,000 students attend six schools in the Wynwood arts district where health officials say 22 people have contracted Zika, a mosquito-borne virus. Classes resume Aug. 22.

The Herald reports state health workers will be stationed at each school to check for mosquito breeding sites and provide parents with repellent.

Miami students in Zika zone can't bring repellent to school 08/11/16 [Last modified: Thursday, August 11, 2016 3:34pm]
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