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The National Institutes of Health announced clinical trials for a live Zika vaccine this month, one of five vaccine candidates currently under development by the agency. “Zika virus infection remains a significant threat to pregnant women and their developing fetuses, and we can expect to see periodic outbreaks and cases in areas where Aedes aegypti mosquitoes thrive,” […]

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ROCKVILLE — After more than a year of delays and revisions, the Council and telecommunications companies have finally gotten their way regarding small cell antennas.

On Tuesday, the Council unanimously approved a zoning text amendment clearing the way of the use of small cell telecommunication antennas in commercial zones.

“This is really intended to make some very modest changes to reflect the reality of our world,” said Council member Nancy Floreen (D-at large).

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Health officials in the county spray for mosquitoes in three locations – including Gaithersburg

State officials sprayed areas of Kensington, Sandy Spring and Gaithersburg Monday because of concerns over Zika, West Nile Virus and other mosquito-borne diseases.

Maryland Department of Agriculture spokesperson Julie Oberg said state officials from mosquito control decided to spray parts of the County after detecting mosquito-borne disease in either a captured mosquito or a person.

Oberg said she would not disclose what specifically promoted the spray in the County other than it was a “public health concern.”

According to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene there are no cases of locally acquired Zika in Maryland.

“Every time we respond that way, it’s either because of a mosquito detection or a human case of a mosquito-borne diseases,” Oberg said.