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First Case of Sexually Transmitted Zika Virus of 2017

Caution to those traveling to Zika infected areas continues as the Florida Department of Health reports the first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus in 2017. The case has been confirmed in Pinellas County, FL. According to the report, “There is no evidence of transmission through mosquitoes taking place anywhere in Florida.” The woman tested…

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Notes on Legislative Actions to Stem the Opioid Crisis

According to the CDC, drug overdose deaths nearly tripled from 1999 to 2015. The CDC’s December 30, 2016 MMWR report continues on to state that of the 47,055 drug overdose deaths that occurred in 2014 in the United States, 28,647 (60.9%) involved an opioid. As some states, including Arizona, Maryland, and Florida, declare a state…