The swine flu is on the radar of health officials with reported cases on the rise nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 145 confirmed human cases of the virus since July of last year. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo reports, the number is five times more than an estimate made earlier this month.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPSwineFluwrap.mp3]
Firefighter Joey Malphurs is pushing for a bill that would help cover firefighters across the state who develop one of 21 kinds of cancer. The bill, HB 857, has 70 co-sponsors in the Florida House.