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Florida Matters Preview: Top News of 2016


As 2016 winds down, Florida Matters is taking a look back at some of the best news stories we discussed throughout the year.

This summer you couldn't turn on the news in Florida without hearing about the Zika Virus. The state has recently declared there are no longer any Zika transmission zones left.  But months ago, officials began advising pregnant women to stay away from parts of Miami, where people were testing positive for the virus.

In this preview, Sammy Mack, a reporter with Health News Florida in Miami, spoke in August with some doctors and expectant mothers about their concerns.



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