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Florida Matters: Zika In Florida


The Zika virus, which has been linked to the birth defect, microcephaly, is now in Florida. That development has taken concern over the mosquito-borne disease to a new level.

Our panel includes:

Dr. Vilma Vega, a Sarasota-based infectious disease physician

Rob Krueger, Pinellas County Mosquito Control

Lisa Gartner, reporter for the Tampa Bay Times

Dr. Jonathan Day, Professor of Medical Entomology at the University of Florida

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