Summer is upon us and that means more of the bugs that made international headlines last year – mosquitos. What progress has been made in the fight against the Zika virus? Can we cure Zika, or prevent it? And what can residents do to help?
This week on Florida Matters we’re talking about the latest research and response efforts related to mosquito-borne illnesses like the Zika virus. We’re also answering questions and comments from listeners about what they can do to prepare.
Our guests include:
- Dr. Jamie Morano, Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine at the University of South Florida
- Rob Krueger, Entomology and Education Specialist with Pinellas County Mosquito Control
- Dan Chang, Staff Writer at the Miami Herald
Thanks to all our listeners who shared their feedback. Keep the conversation going in the comments section below or on our Facebook page.
More information about Zika:
Click here for the CDC website on Zika, which includes advice about prevention and treatment, maps of at-risk areas and more.
Click here for the Florida Department of Health's website on Zika, which breaks down local cases of Zika by county and infection type, and includes a Zika hotline and other resources for residents and visitors.
Click here to learn more about the outcomes of pregnancies with possible evidence of Zika infection in the United States.