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Florida Announces 10 More Homegrown Zika Cases - Palm Beachers: Attend the Zika Forum Wednesday

Zika Mosquito

Florida has confirmed 10 more homegrown cases of Zika in people infected by local mosquitoes, leading federal health officials to advise women who are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant to avoid the area just north of downtown Miami where Zika is spreading.  Palm Beachers are encouraged to attend a Town of Palm Beach Zika Forum this Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016.  See below:

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Travel Ruled Out in Florida’s 2 Suspected Cases of Local Zika Infection

Zika Virus

Florida epidemiologists have ruled out travel as a possible source for two Zika infections — one in Miami-Dade and one in Broward — suspected of being the nation’s first cases transmitted by local mosquitoes, State Surgeon General Celeste Philip said Tuesday during a meeting with Gov. Rick Scott and health officials.

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Video: Green Algae at North End of Island

Green Algae

North-end resident Brad Gary contacted the Civic Association to report the toxic green algae he has been spotting on the north end of the Town of Palm Beach.  See the video reports below.

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Zika Virus Fast Facts for Palm Beachers

Zika prevent mosquito bites

By Michele Dargan, Special Report from the Civic Association. See the Fast Facts below to learn the latest about the Zika Virus and what you can do to prevent infection.

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Zika Experts: There’s A Lot We Don’t Know About the Virus

Zika Mosquitoes

By Michele Dargan, Special Report from the Civic Association.

Dr. Robert Jacobson, a retired hematologist/oncologist, was raised and attended medical school in South Africa, where mosquito-borne illnesses were common and protective measures had to be taken.

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