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Study sheds light on disease-carrying mosquitoes and climate change

Listen: A study from the University of Florida shows that mosquitoes can adapt to climate change, and this adaptation may have changes on the spread of harmful diseases. Matthew Thomas is the director of the...
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Florida experts say to be ‘vigilant’ about mosquitoes and mosquito-borne illnesses

Floridians need to continue to combat mosquito-borne illnesses as rain from Hurricane Idalia has increased breeding grounds for the insects.
Scientists analyze mosquitoes // Credit CDC 2023

CDC and Sarasota County officials address malaria outbreak

After 2 weeks without new malaria cases, Sarasota County and CDC officials spoke out regarding the outbreak.
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Four malaria cases have been found in Florida’s Sarasota County

The Florida Department of Health issued a statewide “mosquito-borne illness” advisory. 4 cases of malaria were confirmed in Sarasota County.

A mosquito-transmitted illness has killed two horses in Polk County

Eastern equine encephalitis, a mosquito-transmitted illness, has killed two horses in Polk County’s Green Swamp area.
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Does it seem like there are more mosquitoes in Florida this summer?

Does it seem like there are more mosquitoes this summer than normal? To find out why it seems so, WMNF interviewed Pinellas County Mosquito Control education outreach specialist Alissa Berro. SK: What can you tell...
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Pinellas Zika patient is a Tampa firefighter

Earlier this month it was announced that a Pinellas County resident was the first Floridian who contracted the Zika virus locally outside southeast Florida; Tuesday morning, during an unrelated press conference, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn...
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Democratic Hillsborough Commission candidates on transit

Tuesday is primary election day in Florida; we take an in-depth look at one major issue –transit and transportation — as it is playing out in a countywide race in the region’s largest county, Hillsborough. There...
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Pinellas leaders considering genetically modified mosquitoes for Zika fight

A Pinellas County resident contracted Zika in Florida, so county officials are scrambling to find ways to control the mosquito that carries the virus; several leaders have signed a letter to the feds asking for...

Can Zika be controlled with GMO mosquitoes and Naled?

We take an in-depth look at the Zika virus in Florida and beyond, including hearing from the director of USF Health and from a mosquito control expert on the pros and cons of genetically modified mosquitoes...

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