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Medicine / Zika Virus / Florida / DEET #1109700

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Hillary Clinton’s call for Congress to return from vacation to pass funds to fight the Zika virus and 4 new cases in Florida noted.

(Miami: David Begnaud) The Zika outbreak updated; scenes shown of anti-mosquito operations in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood; details given about the backlash for area business owners. [Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos GIMENEZ†- says hopefully this is very contained.] [MAN – wonders if the media needs to have an outpost on their main street.] [Business OWNER – comments on lost revenue.] [Miami resident Erica MUSSER††- wonders about starting a family.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) The death of a newborn in Texas from Zika reported.

(Studio: Jon LaPook) Concerns about the safety of the mosquito repellant DEET for pregnant women examined; EPA list of safe repellants outlined; pregnancy study results cited. [Expectant mother Ali SIMON‡- worries about dousing herself with chemicals.] [EPA Health Effects Division Dana VOGEL††- comments on the safety of DEET.] The characteristics of DEET-based products and the EPA website discussed.

Pelley, Scott;
Begnaud, David;
LaPook, Jon

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