Mosquitoes are widely considered pests that can cause some trouble. But now they are being considered a health threat as they can carry viruses like West Nile. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Corey Brooks has the story of the scope of the issue, and what Alachua County is planning to do about it.[audio:http://www.wuft.org.media/audio/MosquitoWrapCoreyB.mp3]
State officials feel good that a lot of the 2016 losses were insured and the state's backup fund to keep insurance companies afloat is fully restocked now, at 17 billion.