Zika counts rise in Florida as more nations note microcephaly

By: Sprinkler Magician, On: November 18, 2016

Florida officials have confirmed more locally transmitted Zika, and Argentina and Guadeloupe have reported their first congenital microcephaly cases. Ongoing spread in Miami Beach, Little River The Florida Department of Health (Florida Health) reported six new cases of locally acquired Zika yesterday and today. Yesterday the Florida Health reported three new locally acquired cases of Zika, and one new case in a non-Florida resident who had recently traveled to Miami. Two of the local cases … continue reading.

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Florida’s Surgeon General dispatched a letter to Miami Mayor demanding a comprehensive breakdown for combating Zika

By: Sprinkler Magician, On: October 28, 2016

One day after the nation’s top-ranking infectious disease expert praised Miami-Dade for its response to a local Zika outbreak, Florida’s Surgeon General dispatched a letter to Mayor Carlos Gimenez demanding a comprehensive breakdown of spending, specific data on mosquito surveillance and a plan for combating the virus’ spread through winter and into next year. Noting that Florida has budgeted $12.1 million to help Miami-Dade pay for the costs of responding to Zika — including aerial … continue reading.

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Mosquitoes even more of a problem after Hurricane Matthew.

By: Sprinkler Magician, On: October 20, 2016

St. Johns County, FL - Mosquitoes have become even more of a problem in Florida after Hurricane Matthew, Anastasia Mosquito Control has received more than 1,000 calls a day about mosquito problems since the storm. "I live on the marsh. It's a constant battle, but that's Florida. That's just the way it is," St. Johns County resident Andrew Romaine said. "Especially after a hurricane -- a lot of standing water and stuff like that -- … continue reading.

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Congress Finally Passes Zika Funding Bill; Provides $1.1 Billion

By: Sprinkler Magician, On: September 30, 2016

Congress Finally Passes Zika Funding Bill; Provides $1.1 Billion More than eight months after the White House first asked for it, Congress has finally agreed on some funding to help fight the Zika virus and study its effects. President Barack Obama signed stopgap spending bill Thursday. It provides $1.1 billion to use in continuing work on a vaccine against Zika virus infection, as well as studies of the effects on unborn babies, adults and children. … continue reading.

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We have just won “The Cool New Product Award!”

By: Sprinkler Magician, On: September 26, 2016

We have just won "The Cool New Product Award!" The award was received from the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association which is a state wide organization. FNGLA is Florida's oldest and largest association targeting the needs of the Florida's environmental horticulture industry, which has an estimated $15.2 billion in industry-wide sales annually. Very well done Cindy Christmas, our Orlando Distributor!!!

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Protests in Miami Beach against the use of Naled

By: Sprinkler Magician, On: September 23, 2016

Miami-Dade should stop using Naled to fight Zika The insecticide, Naled, which was sprayed over an area of Miami-Dade County twice last week and is due to be sprayed again this weekend in an effort to stop the spread of the Zika virus, is a potent neurotoxin that kills adult mosquitoes on contact. The protesters who disagree with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local governments’ assurances that it is safe, are justified … continue reading.

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Zika Funding Fails Again in Congress

By: Sprinkler Magician, On: September 7, 2016

Congress came back from a seven-week break Tuesday and once again failed to move forward a bill that would pay for a federal Zika response. As senators traded barbs about whose fault it was, Florida health officials said they'd found seven more home-grown cases of Zika, six of them part of an outbreak in Miami Beach. Florida now has documented 56 locally transmitted cases of Zika infection, presumably passed by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that are … continue reading.

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Palm Beach County has first case of locally-acquired Zika virus

By: Sprinkler Magician, On: August 9, 2016

The first case of locally-acquired Zika virus has arrived in Palm Beach County. Gov. Rick Scott said Monday the infected person recently traveled to Miami-Dade County, ground zero for an outbreak of Zika acquired through domestic mosquitoes. State health officials are attempting to determine where the unidentified person contracted the virus. Before Monday’s announcement, the state said that 20 people in Palm Beach County had been infected while traveling outside the United States to countries … continue reading.

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CDC issues historic travel warning over Miami Zika outbreak

By: Sprinkler Magician, On: August 2, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an unprecedented travel warning Monday, advising pregnant women and their partners not to travel to a small community just north of downtown Miami, where Zika is actively circulating. This is the first time the CDC has warned people not to travel to an American neighborhood for fear of catching an infectious disease, according to agency spokesman Tom Skinner. The warning came after 10 additional people in Florida … continue reading.

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Four individuals in Florida infected with the Zika by local mosquitoes

By: Sprinkler Magician, On: July 29, 2016

Four individuals in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have been infected with the Zika virus by local https://www.viagrapascherfr.com/viagra-generique-prix-gel/ mosquitoes, Florida health officials said Friday. These are the first known cases of the virus being transmitted by mosquitoes in the continental United States. "While no mosquitoes trapped tested positive for the Zika virus, the department believes these cases were likely transmitted through infected mosquitoes in this area," according to a statement from the Florida Department of Health. … continue reading.

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