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danijrod wrote:
Thank you Kristen for keeping us up to date.

You are most welcome. I'll probably continue to update as more Florida virus information comes out just so that people can stay informed for their upcoming trips. mickey

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danijrod wrote:
Thank you Kristen for keeping us up to date.

You are most welcome. I'll probably continue to update as more Florida virus information comes out just so that people can stay informed for their upcoming trips. mickey

Thank you my family have been worried because it's being more advertised here now. Really appreciate your updates Smile

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Here are a few updated links regarding Zika in Florida. It does indeed seem to be spreading. Non-travel related cases have risen to 43 in number, and are now been reported in Pinellas County (Tampa). Meteorologists believe that the weather system currently forming in the Gulf will encourage the spread of the disease even further. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/08/23/as-zika-concerns-grow-florida-governor-pressures-feds-for-more-resources.html

Walt Disney World has recently taken steps to help reduce risk by draining a pond of stagnant water at the abandoned River Country site. While the original water park is no longer open, the old pool that has been collecting storm water is just a few meter away from Mickey's Backyard BBQ. They are working closely with State and County agencies to reduce the risk as much as possible on property.
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-disney-world-river-country-20160825-story.html

Sunday Disney will be making insect repellant available to its guests in Disney Parks, Disney Springs, ESPN WWoS, and Guest Rooms.
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-disney-world-insect-repellant-zika-20160827-story.html

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I came here with the story of insect repellent ready to post! We always bring it with us knowing Florida in general but a lot of people probably don't think about it.

Also, with going to several doctors since our accident, I have seen posters, leaflets and general information all over.

Glad Disney is stepping up and doing this for their guests!

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Thank you for keeping us updated. Only 3 weeks out now, it's reassuring to see Disney are taking steps.

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Two new articles out today regarding Disney and the Zika Virus

Analyst Says Tourists Shunning Disney Due To Zika
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-disney-world-zika-travel-plans-20160915-story.html

Disney Says It Sees No Florida Fallout from Zika, Rebutting Analyst
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-15/disney-world-visits-could-slow-due-to-zika-fears-analyst-says

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Just wanted to say that there are LOTS of mosquito prevention stations in all of the parks, it's not difficult to find some bug spray to use. It is interesting because no where is Zika ever mentioned in the pamphlets or on the signs, but the protection stations are all around. There was also a mosquito warning screen the first time that I opened the MyDisneyExperience App while on property.

I want to say that I did not use the bug spray, and I did not get one bite at Disney. Disney is truly doing everything possible to keep the little buggers away from the guests. I went out for about 3 hours the day after I got home, and I came back with two big ones.

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Kristen K. wrote:
Just wanted to say that there are LOTS of mosquito prevention stations in all of the parks, it's not difficult to find some bug spray to use. It is interesting because no where is Zika ever mentioned in the pamphlets or on the signs, but the protection stations are all around. There was also a mosquito warning screen the first time that I opened the MyDisneyExperience App while on property.

I want to say that I did not use the bug spray, and I did not get one bite at Disney. Disney is truly doing everything possible to keep the little buggers away from the guests. I went out for about 3 hours the day after I got home, and I came back with two big ones.

Hi Kristen,

Just got back on here today after our holiday. We used one of the stations once early on in the holiday at Disney Springs, we wore the bands and used the jungle spray Disney provided... at the beginning ... then we forgot some days and we never got bit and never even seen a mosquito. It was such a relief as it was the only thing that was concerning me.

Thank you so much for keeping us up to date Smile

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We just got back after 10 days at WDW and didn't bother with any repellent. Didn't get bitten by anything.