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Florida editorial roundup

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:

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July 26

The Ocala Star-Banner on the Zika virus:

Since we last wrote about the Zika virus, about a month ago, much has changed — for the worse:

- The number of cases of Zika, a mosquito-borne disease that can cause severe and sometimes fatal birth defects in newborns, continues to climb. Florida leads the nation in reported Zika cases, with 358 as of Monday — about a quarter of all U.S. cases; 48 of the state's cases involve pregnant women. The disease had spread to 29 Florida counties So far, Marion County has been spared.

- Florida recorded its first birth of a baby with microcephaly...

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