The spread of the Zika virus across Miami last summer severely infected earnings at Wynwood businesses, some of which saw revenue and profit dip by as much as 40 percent, according to a new study by Florida International University’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work.

Conducted from Aug. 15 to Oct. 19 last year, the study surveyed 44 business, including restaurants, bars, retail stores, art galleries and others, during the height of the Zika scare. A one-square-mile area of Wynwood was designated a Zika zone in August by the U.S.

Study: Zika Hurt Miami Businesses

Jun 29, 2017

Zika took a bite out of business revenue in last year's outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease in Miami-Dade County, according to a new study from Florida International University.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has about a month to prove to a Tallahassee judge she didn’t improperly order businesses to pay millions to unregistered charities. Bondi denies any wrongdoing.