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Florida Governor Rick Scott stopped in Jacksonville Tuesday to warn residents about the Zika virus epidemic and meet with local officials.

Scott also took the opportunity to slam congressional leaders for failing to pass a funding bill to combat the virus.

First Confirmed Case Of Zika In Jacksonville

Jun 17, 2016
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The latest confirmed cases of the Zika virus in Florida include a travel-related case in a patient in Jacksonville, the Florida Department of Health announced Thursday.

Jags start season 4-0, Nancy Pelosi a key figure for FL GOP, and the discovery of a deadly bacteria in the state are in headlines this morning.

Dengue Fever Pops Up In Florida

Aug 26, 2013

Dengue fever, a mosquito-borne illness, is back in Florida.

A handful of cases have been confirmed in Martin and St. Lucie counties in the past week. The cases there prompted a public health alert. Another case was seen in Miami-Dade, where officials issued a mosquito-borne disease advisory.

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Florida Blue gets reorganization approval: State regulators have approved Jacksonville-based insurer Florida Blue's reorganization to a not-f0r-profit holding company.