Florida Matters: Zika In 2017

Florida Matters: Zika In 2017
Florida Matters: Zika In 2017

Summer is upon us and that means more of the bugs that made international headlines last year – mosquitos. What progress has been made in the fight against the Zika virus? Can we cure Zika, or prevent it? And what can residents do to help?

This week on Florida Matters we’re talking about the latest research and response efforts related to mosquito-borne illnesses like the Zika virus. We’re also answering questions and comments from listeners about what they can do to prepare.

Our guests include:

Thanks to all our listeners who shared their feedback. Keep the conversation going in the comments section below or on our Facebook page.

More information about Zika:

Click here for the CDC website on Zika, which includes advice about prevention and treatment, maps of at-risk areas and more.

Click here for the Florida Department of Health's website on Zika, which breaks down local cases of Zika by county and infection type, and includes a Zika hotline and other resources for residents and visitors.

Click here to learn more about the outcomes of pregnancies with possible evidence of Zika infection in the United States.

Original Broadcast Date: 
06/14/17

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Host:
Carson Cooper

Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the local host of NPR's "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for more than two decades. He has been the host of WUSF 89.7's Florida Matters since its launch in 2006. During that time he has reported on a variety of issues of importance to the community, including growth management, education, transportation, affordable housing, taxation, public health and the environment.

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Host:
Robin Sussingham

Robin Trohn Sussingham is a reporter and program host at WUSF Public Broadcasting, and is the producer of Florida Matters. She came to WUSF from public radio stations KUER and KCPW in Utah, has contributed stories to NPR and Marketplace, and also has an extensive background in print reporting. She was born in Lakeland and often reports about Polk County.

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