Zika

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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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Doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are worried the Zika virus may be causing epilepsy. The findings are published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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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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There’s a new host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday. Last month, Lulu Garcia-Navarro took over the role for Rachel Martin—the new co-host of Morning Edition. Garcia-Navarro is widely known for her award-winning work as NPR's Foreign Correspondent and most recently reported on Brazil's Zika crisis. WFSU's All Things Considered Host Sascha Cordner spoke to Garcia-Navarro about her NPR background, before talking to the Florida native about her new role.

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Several Florida universities and research institutes have received millions of dollars in grants to help fight the Zika virus—the 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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The Zika virus outbreak is no longer an international emergency, according to the World Health Organization. But a Florida epidemiologist is stressing the disease is still a threat. 

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The U.S. Senate announced Thursday that a bipartisan Zika funding deal has been struck and a vote could take place next week. But, in the meantime, Governor Rick Scott has authorized $25 million to go toward researching a vaccine to combat the Zika virus.

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