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Here’s why that’s actually a good thing.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: New York City's "Summer of Hell" starts with a sigh of relief; a serious water shortage on Hawaii’s Big Island; and Texas legislative leaders prep for special session.
The virus showed up months—or even years—before anyone realized it was there.
A new CDC report begins to quantify the devastating effects the virus has on children.
We’re featuring three stories of state and local governments using data to deliver critical health services, make better decisions and improve their communities in the process.
State and local governments will continue to confront a difficult and potentially costly public health challenge this year.
Chemical spraying is less sustainable than other mosquito-fighting methods, and may give people a false sense of security.
Colder weather kills mosquitoes, but it doesn't mean the virus is no longer a threat.
Also in our State and Local Weekend News Digest: A Google Maps vanishing act; a stinky reservoir in Columbus, Ohio; expensive suicide nets for Golden Gate Bridge.
Governor Rick Scott declared victory over the virus in a small Miami neighborhood and businesses rejoiced—but nearby, two people had recently become infected.
It’s a first for the mainland U.S.
On the heels of travel-related Zika cases, the county used a spray that’s effective in controlling mosquitos, and highly toxic to bees.
The CDC warned pregnant women not to travel to Miami Beach
Revenue implications could grow more serious if the current warning is expanded or lasts through the winter tourism season, according to Moody’s Investors Service.
As the public health situation is “getting critical,” Congress left for a summer break without finalizing a funding package to combat the virus.
With federal funding in limbo, Mayor Mitch Landrieu has announced the city will shell out $500,000 in additional money to help prevent the spread of the virus.
Ten new cases were confirmed in the state on Monday.
Four people are said to be affected, according to Gov. Rick Scott’s office.
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