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Florida Matters: Zika In 2017

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:

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.

I cover health care for WUSF and the statewide journalism collaborative Health News Florida. I’m passionate about highlighting community efforts to improve the quality of care in our state and make it more accessible to all Floridians. I’m also committed to holding those in power accountable when they fail to prioritize the health needs of the people they serve.
Robin Sussingham was Senior Editor at WUSF until September 2020.
I took my first photography class when I was 11. My stepmom begged a local group to let me into the adults-only class, and armed with a 35 mm disposable camera, I started my journey toward multimedia journalism.