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Vern Buchanan sounds alarm for Florida to get its share of Zika funding

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With Florida’s mosquito season well underway, public health officials and lawmakers are hoping the federal government will come through with more money to combat the Zika virus before current funding expires later this year. “Zika is a serious threat to Florida,” Sarasota Congressman Vern Buchanan said Thursday. “Our country’s top disease fighters need the funding and resources necessary to protect the public.” Buchanan met for about a half hour with Dr. Anne Schuchat, the acting director of the Centers for Disease…

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