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Zika Forum Provides Facts on Changing Situation

Zika Panel Presenters

By: R. Michael Brown, Civic Association Communications Director -- The Town of Palm Beach held a Community Forum on the Zika virus today in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. The meeting was well attended by residents, property managers, landscape and pest control service personnel, and the press.

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Florida Announces 10 More Homegrown Zika Cases - Palm Beachers: Attend the Zika Forum Wednesday

Zika Mosquito

Florida has confirmed 10 more homegrown cases of Zika in people infected by local mosquitoes, leading federal health officials to advise women who are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant to avoid the area just north of downtown Miami where Zika is spreading.  Palm Beachers are encouraged to attend a Town of Palm Beach Zika Forum this Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016.  See below:

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Travel Ruled Out in Florida’s 2 Suspected Cases of Local Zika Infection

Zika Virus

Florida epidemiologists have ruled out travel as a possible source for two Zika infections — one in Miami-Dade and one in Broward — suspected of being the nation’s first cases transmitted by local mosquitoes, State Surgeon General Celeste Philip said Tuesday during a meeting with Gov. Rick Scott and health officials.

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North County Road Shade Tree Project Is Approved

N. County Rd. before and after

UPDATE: North County Road will have a new look this fall.  The Town Council accepted a donation from the Palm Beach Civic Association on Tuesday to pay for a project to add more than two dozen shade trees along the street from Royal Poinciana Way to Park Avenue.

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Video: Green Algae at North End of Island

Green Algae

North-end resident Brad Gary contacted the Civic Association to report the toxic green algae he has been spotting on the north end of the Town of Palm Beach.  See the video reports below.

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