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A Florida teenager is the first person with a confirmed infection by the mosquito-borne virus.

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Two patients became legally blind after receiving treatments at the facilities.

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image: Image of the Day: Sea Turtle Rescue

Image of the Day: Sea Turtle Rescue

By The Scientist Staff | February 7, 2018

Biologists in Florida rounded up more than 1,000 sea turtles when they were threatened by a cold snap in January.

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image: Irma Leaves Scientists Cut Off from Labs

Irma Leaves Scientists Cut Off from Labs

By Shawna Williams | September 11, 2017

At the University of Miami School of Medicine and elsewhere, personnel remain barred from campuses for safety reasons.

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image: Optimism for Key Deer After Hurricane Irma

Optimism for Key Deer After Hurricane Irma

By Kerry Grens | September 11, 2017

A refuge for the endangered species on Big Pine Key in Florida took a direct kit, but several deer have been spotted.

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image: Research Labs Evacuate Ahead of Irma

Research Labs Evacuate Ahead of Irma

By The Scientist Staff | September 7, 2017

Scientists leave behind ongoing experiments as the Category 5 hurricane whips through the Caribbean and heads toward the U.S. mainland.

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The strategy to release mosquitoes that cannot spread the virus passed a county-level vote but faced opposition in one town. 

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image: New Zika Transmission Zone Near Miami

New Zika Transmission Zone Near Miami

By Ben Andrew Henry | October 14, 2016

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identifies a 1-square-mile area near Miami where Zika virus appears to be spreading.

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image: Zika Transmission Halted in Miami Neighborhood

Zika Transmission Halted in Miami Neighborhood

By Ben Andrew Henry | September 20, 2016

No new cases of Zika virus transmission have been reported for 45 days in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, according to officials.

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image: CDC: Zika Virus Spreading in Miami Beach

CDC: Zika Virus Spreading in Miami Beach

By Ben Andrew Henry | August 22, 2016

With new reports of mosquito-borne transmission, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns pregnant women to avoid the area.

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