The University of Florida is adding a new building to its health sciences division, which promises to make it easier to turn breakthroughs in the laboratory into medicines in the hospital. WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta has more.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/NewBuildingWrap.mp3]
The Florida Department of Health this month issued a mosquito-borne illnesses advisory in Alachua County. It warned of an increase in the risk of human transmission for diseases like West Nile virus, dengue fever and malaria – and came after two chickens in the county’s sentinel flock, which is monitored for diseases through routine blood tests, tested positive for West Nile.