Within days of our Feb. 11 post, three new cases of the Zika virus were confirmed in Florida, bringing the total to 24. Health authorities stress that all incidences were related to travel, none of the patients contracted the virus in Florida, and no pregnant women are among the infected. The numbers may be increasing, but the trend is not expected to last: According to ABC News, the World Health Organization believes that new infections will be "way down" before the Olympics open in Rio de Janeiro in August.
As quickly as the Zika virus is spreading, public health officials and businesses are struggling to keep up with warnings and policy changes. The Florida Surgeon General and Secretary of Health has issued a public health emergency for seven counties to date -- Broward, Hillsborough, Lee, Miami-Dade, Osceloa, Santa Rosa and St. Johns -- following 16 confirmed cases of the virus in the state. But what does that mean?
Florida employment law is in the limelight right now in a very big way. At the center of the case is Florida Atlantic University professor James Tracy.