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Dolphins, Marlins Increase Zika-Control Efforts At Stadiums

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The Miami Dolphins and Miami Marlins say they’ve intensified mosquito-control treatments at their stadiums because of the Zika virus. The Dolphins’ stadium is more than 10 miles from the nearest area of the virus outbreak. Even so, the Dolphins say they decided weeks ago to undertake additional treatments as a precaution.

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Treatments targeting the mosquito that transmits Zika are being used even though the Marlins play most of their home games indoors under a retractable roof. Zika causes a mild illness in most people but can lead to severe brain-related birth defects if women are infected during pregnancy.

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