Disease — Earth Report

Zika Virus – Miami, Florida, USA The Florida Department of Health (DOH) reported today on three additional locally acquired Zika virus cases. The cases were reported in Miami-Dade County, one is associated with the Miami-Beach investigation. This brings the total in the state to 46. In addition, 16 new travel related cases were reported today. […]

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New venomous snake species discovered in Costa Rica  — Repeating Islands

L. Arias (The Tico Times) reports that the newly discovered Talamancan palm-pitviper was found in the northern region of the Talamanca mountain range. According to the article, the species went unrecognized for more than 150 years because it looks almost identical to the black-speckled palm-pitviper (Bothriechis nigroviridis) which, discovered in 1859, lives only in Costa Rica and […]

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