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Survey Finds Most Floridians Support GMO Mosquitoes

While Florida Keys residents debate the use of genetically modified mosquitoes ahead of a November referendum, a new survey finds that a majority of Floridians supports the concept.
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Zika Positive Baby Treated at Miami Hospital

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One of the first babies to be born with Zika-related complications in South Florida is being treated at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.

Martin County Challenges New Water Standards

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Pointing to concerns about increased chemicals going into Lake Okeechobee and nearby waterways, Martin County has filed a legal challenge to controversial new state water-quality standards.

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U.S. health officials are reporting the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man with no symptoms of the disease.

In earlier cases of sexual transmission, the virus was spread by someone who at some point had symptoms.

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Fresh-cut vegetables are being recalled from grocery, discount and convenience stores across the Southeast because the food may be contaminated with potentially fatal Listeria bacteria.

Florida Picks Up 15 Travel-Related Zika Cases

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Fifteen new cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus were reported Friday in Florida, all tied to people who brought the disease into the state after getting infected elsewhere.

The trial on health care fraud charges has been delayed until spring for a prominent Florida eye doctor also linked to a corruption case against New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez.

More than three dozen just-released audits reveal how some private Medicare plans overcharged the government for the majority of elderly patients they treated, often by overstating the severity of certain medical conditions, such as diabetes and depression.

Orange County

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs is set to take the message of Zika prevention to the radio waves.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Jacobs will soon begin giving Zika-prevention advice via radio spots aimed at slowing the spread of the dangerous virus.

The mayor will urge listeners to "tip, toss and cover up," a phrase commonly used in regards to getting rid of standing water outside of homes, discarding small containers that cause pool water which breeds mosquitoes and wearing protective clothing and repellent.

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While Florida Keys residents debate the use of genetically modified mosquitoes ahead of a November referendum, a new survey finds that a majority of Floridians supports the concept.

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Experts are monitoring patches of dead fish and algae in the northern Indian River Lagoon.

More than 50 minor fish kills have been reported in August in Brevard County.

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