Florida declares medical emerency in four counties due to Zika virus


“TAMPA — Gov. Rick Scott declared a health emergency in four counties Wednesday after at least nine cases of the mosquito-borne Zika illness were detected in Florida.

Health officials believe none of the cases originated in Florida. All involve people who contracted the disease while traveling to affected countries, they say.

Scott signed the order to cover Miami-Dade, Lee, Hillsborough and Santa Rosa counties. That’s where all of the cases were detected.

The order allows the state’s agriculture department to use mosquito spray more in those areas. It also directs the Florida Department of Health to make its own decisions about what’s needed from the state and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Zika virus, which is linked to a birth defect that causes brain deformities, primarily spreads through mosquito bites and rarely causes a severe illness in adults.”

The rest here:http://www.orlandosentinel.com/health/os-florida-zika-virus-20160203-story.html

It shoud be a great mosquito season here in Florida

I am in Central Florida and we have had virtually no winter with only one frost to date

It hit 88 in the house yesterday and we had to kick the AC on

Without a hard freeze the mosquito population is going to be through the roof


3 responses to “Florida declares medical emerency in four counties due to Zika virus

  1. I heard on the radidio that the virus is also in Broward county, but I can’t find a story to verify that.

  2. Yea! Bring some more in!

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