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White House: Congress should get back to work on Zika

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The Latest on the Zika virus in Florida (all times local): 1 p.m. President Obama‘s spokesman says Florida needs more federal money to limit the spread of the Zika virus. White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz said Friday’s announcement that South Florida has four mosquito-transmitted cases should be a wake-up call for Congress “to get back to work.” Congress left on a seven-week vacation without giving the Obama administration any of the $1.9 billion it sought for mosquito control,…

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Finding Zika mosquitoes is like ‘chasing a moving target,’ researcher says

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An entomologist at the University of Florida says it’s not surprising that no mosquitoes have tested positive for Zika even though four residents in South Florida have been found to be the first cases of mosquito-borne Zika virus in the U.S. mainland. Roxanne Connelly said Friday that finding positive mosquitoes is like chasing a moving target. Connelly talked about the difficulties in finding positive mosquitoes after Gov. Rick Scott confirmed that the three men and one woman in the Miami…

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