Orlando theme parks begin providing insect repellent to ease Zika fears

Posted Monday, August 29, 2016 8:15 AM | Contributed by Jeff

It probably was only a matter of time, but mosquito repellent has joined hand sanitizer as a must-have health accessory at Florida theme parks. Walt Disney World, Sea World and Universal Orlando are spearheading the movement in hope of sidelining any fears tourists may have of being exposed to Zika-carrying mosquitoes.

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Monday, August 29, 2016 8:21 AM

The funny thing is, I've never had a mosquito bite while on Disney property. The absence of the bugs certain times of year is actually noticeable to me. I just figure it's more Disney magic (and a whole lot of spraying).

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Monday, August 29, 2016 7:27 PM

That's because only affluent mosquitoes can afford Disney's prices.

Disney hates poor insects.

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Monday, August 29, 2016 9:41 PM

We took bug spray with us last week, the only place I felt that I need it was back around Yak & Yeti in Animal Kingdom. I could feel my legs getting bit. I never had any issues in any of the other parks.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:17 AM

There must be something that attracts mosquitos to me because I'm always getting bit.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 10:31 AM

I got chewed up while in Mexico earlier this month. I probably have the Zika by now.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 10:56 PM

Today's announcement is pretty huge. The end of the fear of Zika is at hand. Good news for FL tourism....

Zika discovery

Nod to "the school out West" - FSU, for their part in this breakthrough.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016 10:58 PM

That is fantastic news. Science!

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