Third Zika Case Reported In Escambia County

September 14, 2016

A third travel-related case of the Zika virus has been reported in Escambia County by the Florida Department of Health

The Escambia County case was one of 13 new travel related cases announced Tuesday and the only new case reported in the Florida panhandle. There have been a total of 634 travel related cases reported in Florida, and 70 cases that were not travel-releated.

The health department urges Floridians to drain standing water weekly, no matter how seemingly small. A couple of drops of water in a bottle cap can be a breeding location for mosquitoes. Residents and visitors also need to use repellents when enjoying the Florida outdoors.


One Response to “Third Zika Case Reported In Escambia County”

  1. gatorbait on September 18th, 2016 1:54 pm

    Tricky Rick at it again, follow the money. Rick Scott keeps all his assets hidden in a blind trust in his wifes name. Ann Scott has a multi-million dollar investment into a Mosquito control service. “MCS” Mosquito Control Services LLC. of Metairie La.
    Licensed to do business in Florida.
    The Funding that Gov Scott cut from the state budget was to go to the county municipalities to supplement each county in the states mosquito control budget.
    He would rather privatize and contract mosquito control to private companies.
    such as Mosquito control services LLC and those like it. This way tax payer money can be funneled into his or his buddies pockets. Gov Scott did close down the states only Entomology lab in Panama city. Cuts and lay offs at the Dept of Health , county health depts. forcing people to use his private clinics for health services and children’s school physicals. Cuts to the states EPA and regulatory authorities, now Algae blooms in water ways in south Florida, Gov Scott keeps appealing to the Federal Government for help for problems that he created. He did the same thing with the Dept of Corrections, privatizing prisons , now DOC is a total mess. see the pattern, Scott wins, residents of Florida lose.

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