Mosquitoes

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Florida has confirmed its first sexually-transmitted case of the Zika virus of this year. That comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are changing their recommendations for testing pregnant women for the disease. The new guidance means more patients may go without screening.

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With all this rainy weather this month, Leon County health officials are encouraging area residents to watch out for mosquitoes.

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Florida’s mosquito control districts are hoping to convince lawmakers to increase their funding to help fight the Zika virus—a mosquito borne disease that can cause severe birth defects.

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Despite a predicted slow down during the cooler winter season, the Zika virus continues plaguing Florida.

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There are now more than 1,200 cases of the Zika virus in Florida, and about a fifth are locally contracted cases via Florida mosquitoes. So, health officials are reminding Floridians to continue taking preventive measures to combat the disease.

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After about two months in recess, Congress is back in Washington D.C., and people are hopeful there will be some agreement on what can be done to combat the Zika virus—which has already plagued more than 750 Floridians. That comes as the Senate failed to pass another Zika funding bill again this week and there may be even more issues surrounding the mosquito-borne disease on the table.

Hurricane Hermine devastated Tallahassee’s electric grid, but officials say the storm didn’t breed clouds of disease carrying mosquitoes.