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A view from inside the College of Health and Public Affairs at the University of Central Florida. The university is taking its turn in the spotlight Tuesday as a legislative committee continues its investigation into China's involvement with Florida research institutions. [University of Central Florida]
The committee also is looking into similar ties at Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of Florida.
Feb. 18• Health
The lawsuit by Thomas Sellers says he was not part of a Chinese recruitment program at the center of a controversy that led to his ouster.
Feb. 13• Health
The girl was taken from school under Florida’s involuntary examination mental health law, which is being used more frequently on schoolchildren than ever before.
Feb. 17• Education
The orders from the University of Florida reflect rising anxieties about the illness on a campus with more than 6,000 international students.
Feb. 14• Health

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  1. A therapeutic dance class held for Parkinson's patients at the 2019 Parkinson's Expo. The Sarasota Ballet will teach ballet moves at this year's expo. [Courtesy of Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s]
  2. A view from inside the College of Health and Public Affairs at the University of Central Florida. The university is taking its turn in the spotlight Tuesday as a legislative committee continues its investigation into China's involvement with Florida research institutions. [University of Central Florida]
  3. Nadia King, 6, is smiles for a photo. The special-needs student was taken from school Feb. 4 and placed in a mental health facility under Florida's Baker Act, and now her mother and a team of attorneys are asking why. [The Cochran Firm]
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  5. In this image from a video taken on Monday, U.S. passengers who evacuated off the quarantined cruise ship the Diamond Princess and officials wait for the takeoff of a Kalitta Air airplane bound for the U.S., at Haneda airport in Tokyo.(Cheryl and Paul Molesky via AP) [AP]
  6. University of Florida students walk through Turlington Plaza in between classes on Thursday afternoon, February 13, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. [[Justin Bright | FRESH TAKE FLORIDA]]
  7. Thomas Sellers, a former director at Moffitt Cancer Center, has filed a lawsuit saying he was unjustifiably forced to resign. [Moffitt Cancer Center]
  8. Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, San Petersburg.
  9. Regginald Jackson, 30, was arrested on a sexual battery charge Monday after Hillsborough deputies say a nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital saw him sexually abusing a 75-year-old patient. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
  10. Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa [Moffitt Cancer Center]
  11. In this Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, photo, a nurse feeds water to a patient in the isolation ward for 2019-nCoV patients at a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. The number of confirmed cases of the new virus has risen again in China Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, as the ruling Communist Party faced anger and recriminations from the public over the death of a doctor who was threatened by police after trying to sound the alarm about the disease over a month ago. (Chinatopix via AP) [AP]
  12. A scene from a research lab at Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center, which returned $1 million to the state on Friday. Moffitt said it originally received the money from the state health department but could not confirm whether it had been properly spent. [Courtesy of Moffitt Cancer Center]
  13. Shen Yun returns to the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Feb. 14-20, 2020. [Shen Yun]
  14. Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa is asking the state for expansion money at the same time the Legislature is investigating its entanglements with China. [Moffitt Cancer Center]
  15. Tampa Bay hospitals, including St. Joseph's Hospital, of which a room is pictured here, were graded in new federal rankings.
  16. A woman a boy purchase face masks in Hong Kong, Saturday, Feb, 1, 2020. China’s death toll from a new virus has risen over 250 and a World Health Organization official says other governments need to prepare for“domestic outbreak control” if the disease spreads. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) [KIN CHEUNG  |  AP]
  17. A sign outside Bailey's Pharmacy on 34th Street N in St. Petersburg advertises face masks, which have been selling out online and at other stores amid fears about coronavirus. As of Friday afternoon, the pharmacy had six boxes of masks left. [JACK EVANS  |  Times]
  18. Jarred Evans speaks with The Associated Press via video, Thursday, from March Air Reserve Base in Southern California. Evans, a professional football player in China, is one of the Americans evacuated from a Chinese city at the center of the deadly coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Patricio Espinoza) [PATRICIO ESPINOZA  |  AP]
  19. Passengers wearing masks check their boarding passes after checking-in to a flight to Beijing at the Vaclav Havel International Airport in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Prague's international airport is launching an information campaign for travellers who develop symptoms possibly linked to a new coronavirus illness. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) [PETR DAVID JOSEK  |  AP]
  20. Residents scuffle with police officers during a rally to protest the government's decision to quarantine South Koreans returning from Wuhan in their home town in Jincheon, South Korea, Thursday. The death toll rose to 170 in the new virus outbreak in China on Thursday as foreign evacuees from the worst-hit region begin returning home under close observation and world health officials expressed "great concern" that the disease is starting to spread between people outside of China. (Lim Hun-jung/Yonhap via AP) [LIM HUN-JUNG  |  AP]
  21. This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP) [AP]
  22. Maria van Kerkhove, Head of the Outbreak Investigation Task Force for World Health Organization (WHO), speaks to the media about the Situation regarding the new Coronavirus, during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday.  Efforts to contain a new and deadly virus have intensified Wednesday, as quarantine facilities are set up, many airlines have suspended or significantly cut back flights from China and efforts continue to find a medical remedy. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP) [MARTIAL TREZZINI  |  AP]
  23. Reginald Ferguson, center, a resident of the Kenwood Inn, St. Petersburg, talks with Rachel Ilic, an Environmental Epidemiologist, left,and Fannie Vaughn, right, a nurse with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County in October. The health workers were part of an effort to send "foot teams" door-to-door to vaccinate people against hepatitis A. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  24. An airplane, background, carrying U.S. citizens being evacuated from Wuhan, China, makes a refueling stop at the north terminal at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska Tuesday evening. (Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News via AP) [BILL ROTH / ADN  |  AP]
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