The CDC Zika Page

By: Sprinkler Magician, On: December 9, 2016

Zika virus spreads to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus), but can also be spread during sex by a person infected with Zika to his or her sex partners. Many people infected with Zika won't have symptoms, but for those who do, the illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, … 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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