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December 14, 2018

Zika

Babies with Zika-related Health Problems Continue to Need Attention

Data from US Zika Registry show importance of monitoring health and development Read more »
Published on 8/8/2018

Gov. Scott Recognizes Statewide Zika Preparedness Efforts

Today, Governor Rick Scott gave opening remarks at the Florida Department of Health's (DOH) Zika Preparedness Planning Meeting in Miami. DOH hosted the meeting with county health departments and mosquito control districts from across the state, as well as CDC officials, to discuss ongoing efforts to prepare for and combat the Zika Virus. Read more »
Published on 7/17/2017

Zika outbreak in Wynwood stifled local economy

FIU researchers present first report documenting Zika's negative impact on popular Miami district Read more »
Published on 6/28/2017

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issues statement about Zika workshops

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services hosted a series of Zika workshops for mosquito control programs throughout Florida, which concluded last week. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2017

UF/IFAS scientists find Zika RNA in a second mosquito species

A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences molecular biologist has found Zika RNA in a type of mosquito not often associated with the virus. Read more »
Published on 4/18/2017

Gov. Rick Scott Hosts Zika Preparedness Roundtable

On Monday, Governor Rick Scott hosted a roundtable with community leaders in Miami on Zika preparedness ahead of the rainy season when mosquitoes are most prevalent in Florida. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2017

CDC identifies new potential risk of Zika virus transmission in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties

This increased risk is particularly relevant for semen because of evidence regarding the persistence of Zika virus in this reproductive tissue. Read more »
Published on 3/15/2017

Four state universities collaborate on $10 million center to address Zika and other diseases

With a $10 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University of Florida will lead a highly collaborative research program focused on stopping diseases such as Zika before they spread farther into the United States. Read more »
Published on 12/27/2016

All areas cleared of active Zika transmission in Florida

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has cleared the Miami Beach area of local Zika transmission. The newly cleared area is about 1.5 square miles between 8th and 28th streets. Florida no longer has any identified areas with active Zika transmission. Read more »
Published on 12/9/2016

Gov. Scott: State clearing northern Miami Beach Zika zone; Feds need to expedite more resources

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has cleared the north portion of the area of local transmission in Miami Beach. Read more »
Published on 11/22/2016

Zika virus to put strain on Florida's budget

Fighting the Zika virus could negatively affect funding for other critical services like education and health care, says Florida TaxWatch. Read more »
Published on 11/10/2016

Department of Health Daily Zika Update from Oct. 19, 2016

There are two travel related cases today with one in Sarasota County and one involving a pregnant woman. Please visit our website to see the full list of travel-related cases. Read more »
Published on 10/20/2016

Miami-Dade mosquitoes test positive for Zika

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced today that it has detected Zika in one mosquito sample from the same small area in Miami Beach, where seven other samples had previously tested positive for Zika. Read more »
Published on 10/18/2016

Congress passes funding bill that includes money to battle Zika

The U.S. Congress approved a stop-gap funding bill on Wednesday that averts a looming federal government shutdown and provides urgently needed money to help battle an outbreak of the Zika virus. Read more »
Published on 9/29/2016

Gov. Scott authorizes $25 million in state funds for Zika virus vaccine research and development 

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that following the inaction of the federal government to allocate funding to fight Zika, $25 million in state funds will be authorized to support research to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus and enhance Zika testing methods. Read more »
Published on 9/22/2016

Gov. Scott: DOH expands area of local Zika transmission in Miami Beach; expects to lift Wynwood zone on Monday

On Friday, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed through its on-going investigation that local transmission of Zika is occurring in an expanded area of Miami Beach. Read more »
Published on 9/19/2016

Gov. Scott: In absence of federal action, state allocating $10 million more to fight Zika

Today, following Gov. Rick Scott's trip to Washington D.C. this week where he met with Congress to express the urgent need for funding to combat the Zika virus, Gov. Scott is authorizing an additional $10 million in state funds to fight Zika. Read more »
Published on 9/16/2016

Following confirmation of Zika in mosquitoes, Gov. Scott directs DOH to aggressively expand Zika prevention efforts

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS) confirmed that they have detected Zika in three mosquito samples in a small area of Miami Beach within the current zone of local transmission. Read more »
Published on 9/2/2016

Non-travel Zika cases in Fla. could approach 400 by summer's end

Nearly 400 non travel-related Zika infections will occur in Florida before the end of the summer, according to new projections by biostatisticians at the University of Florida and other institutions. Read more »
Published on 8/23/2016

Florida DOH identifies local transmission of Zika in Pinellas County

Gov. Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) is investigating five new non-travel related cases of Zika. One of these cases is in Pinellas County and four cases are in the impacted area in Wynwood. Read more »
Published on 8/23/2016

Florida's DOH identifies additional area of local Zika transmission in Miami Beach

Gov. Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has learned through one of their investigations that five individuals that have already been confirmed as cases of local transmissions of Zika are connected to the Miami Beach area. Read more »
Published on 8/19/2016

DOH clears additional portion of impacted area in Wynwood

Area with local transmissions of Zika is less than one square mile Read more »
Published on 8/11/2016

Visitors concerned about Zika but still plan to travel to Florida, UF study shows

With more than 20 cases of non-travel related Zika reported in South Florida, tourists express more concern with travel to the state but still plan to come, a new study shows. Read more »
Published on 8/11/2016

New non-travel related Zika case in Palm Beach County

Gov. Scott has directed DOH and education leaders to partner on Zika preparedness Read more »
Published on 8/8/2016

CDC issues travel guidance related to Miami neighborhood with active Zika spread

New assessments of mosquito populations and test results this past weekend by Florida public health officials, as part of a community survey in the Miami neighborhood where several Zika infections were recently confirmed, have found persistent mosquito populations and additional Zika infections in the same area. Read more »
Published on 8/2/2016

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