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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, CNN ran an article that relied on two year old information which inaccurately characterized Florida’s current CMS Program. The article outlines a screening process that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has not used in approximately two years – a fact that CNN intentionally buries in their outdated story.

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On February, 3, State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong issued a Declaration of Public Health Emergency regarding the Zika virus. There are simple steps we can all take to protect ourselves from Zika and all mosquito-borne illness: Drain standing water, no matter how seemingly small, cover your skin with mosquito repellent and protective clothing.

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