Health

Officials Stretched Budgets To Combat Zika

Oct 10, 2016

As Zika skipped into Puerto Rico and then Florida this summer and threatened to spread northward, an uncoordinated patchwork of mosquito control offices — funded by state health departments, county governments and special tax districts — stretched their budgets in the campaign to track and eradicate mosquito breeding grounds. Though the populations of the two species of mosquito that transmit the Zika virus will thin out in the U.S. by mid-October in colder weather, according to tropical disease experts, they will likely return with a vengeance next year.

Survey: Financial Stress Real Problem For Floridians

Oct 7, 2016

The first part of the USF-Nielsen Sunshine State Survey, focusing on the economy and the environment, was released yesterday.
 

The Sunshine State Survey is the most anticipated nonpolitical survey which gathers Floridians opinions on a wide range of economic, social and emerging issues. 

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As South Floridians evacuate ahead of Hurricane Matthew, experts warn this could spread the Zika virus. The storm is expected to hit the east coast—an area of the state with the most local Zika cases. Those fleeing Miami could also take the virus with them.

South Florida has one more reason to hate mosquitoes: Miami-Dade County Health officials announced a case of locally-acquired Dengue fever Tuesday night.

Zika Cases Top 900 In Florida

Sep 28, 2016

The number of cases of the ZIka virus in Florida has topped 900, with an additional 10 reported Tuesday, according to updated information posted on the Florida Department of Health website.

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