Florida Matters: Zika In Florida

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

The Zika virus, which has been linked to the birth defect, microcephaly, is now in Florida. That development has taken concern over the mosquito-borne disease to a new level.

Our panel includes:

Dr. Vilma Vega, a Sarasota-based infectious disease physician

Rob Krueger, Pinellas County Mosquito Control

Lisa Gartner, reporter for the Tampa Bay Times

Dr. Jonathan Day, Professor of Medical Entomology at the University of Florida

Original Broadcast Date: 
08/10/16

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

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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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