Theme parks do their part in fighting Zika virus


CAN INFLUENCE THE SPREAD OF THE ZIKA VIRUS. WE WILL EXPLAIN HOW LATER IN THNEWSCAST. RIGHT NOW THIS ECO-RELATED CHANGES AT THE THEME PARKS. FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER YOU GOT A BOTTLE OF DOG SPRAY WITH YOUR THEME PARK TICKETS IF YOU ASKED FOR IT AT DISNEY, UNIVERSAL AND SEA WORLD. TROY CAMPBELL IS LIVE AT DISNEY AND TROY, WE’VE ALREADY SEEN THAT FLORIDA HAS GOTTEN A BAD RAP BECAUSE OF ZIKA. SO IS THIS CHANGE MAKING TOURISTS FEEL BETTER ABOUT COMING HERE, MAYBE?>>ERIC, ANY OF THE TOURS THAT I SPOKE WITH SAY THAT IT IS EASING THEIR FEARS BECAUSE IT APPEARS THAT THE THEME PARKS ARE BEING BLACK WITH THE SITUATION. ALL THREE MAJOR THEME PARKS HAVE ALREADY IN PLACE WHAT THEY CALL AN EXTENSIVE MOSQUITO PREVENTION AND MONITORING SYSTEM. THEY’RE JUST ADDING THE 40 SPRAY AND TOURISTS ARE THINKING IT’S A GOOD IDEA.>>CHARLES SAYS BACKHOME IN TRINIDAD DOZENS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INFECTED WITH ZIKA. WHILE VISITING CENTRAL FLORIDA HE SAYS HE FEELSREASSURED. THE PARKS ARE OFFERING FREE MOSQUITO REPELLENT TO THEIR GUESTS.>>THAT’S A GOOD PRECAUTION. BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE HAVE THE FEAR OZIKA. IT SHOULD WORK.>>HERE ARE PICTURES FROM WALT DISNEY WORLD, MAGIC KINGDOM. THEY SHOW A CAST MEMBER AT A TABLE WITH THE FREE BUG SPRAY AS WELL AS A SIGN EXPLAINING WHERE GUESTS CAN FIND THE COMPLEMENT EVERY REPELLENT. HERE’S A VIDEO AT AQUATICA TODAY. THEY SHOW A GUEST APPLYING THE SPRAY. AS OF FRIDAY THERE HAVE AN 534 TRAVEL RELATED ZIKA CASES IN FLORIDA WITH 63 CASES IN ORANGE COUNTY, ANOTHER 24 NEARBY OSCEOLA. ANOTHER 42 OF BEEN LOCALLY INFECTED WITH ZIKA. 38 OF THOSE CASES ARE REPORTED IN MIAMI-DADECOUNTY. THIS LONDON VISITOR SAID WHEN SHE ARRIVED, PEOPLE WERE TALKING ABOUT SICA.>>IT WAS SCARY. ONCE I FOUND OUT ABOUT IT WAS SCARY, BUT WE’VE GOT SOME REPELLENT WHICH WE USE ESPECIALLY IN MY SON.>>THE FREE BUG SPRAY IS SOMETHING THAT THEME PARK SHOULD BE INVESTIGATING.>>I THINK IT SHOULD. IT COSTS US A LOT OF MONEY TO COME OUT. [LAUGHTER] THEY SHOULD DO THAT FOR THEIR GUESTS AS WELL IN A SENSE.>>UNIVERSAL AND DISNEY ARE ALSO OFFERING THAT FREE BUG SPRAY AT ALL OF THEIR RESORTS ON THEIR PROPERTY. AT SEA WORLD UNIVERSAL AND DISNEY SAY THEY ARE WORKING WITH LOCAL, STATE AND ADDERALL

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