Florida governor to feds: Help us fight Zika

August 22, 2016 9:06 PM

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On his third visit to Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood since the Zika virus outbreak, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday repeated his plea that Washington help Florida respond to the nation’s first outbreak of the infectious disease, even as local elected officials demanded more transparency from his office and the state health department.

“We are still asking the federal government to be a partner in this,” said Scott, who asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to send an additional 5,000 Zika antibody tests and 10,000 prevention kits to Florida.

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