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People wearing masks walk in a subway station in Hong Kong early this month as the coronavirus continued to spread. Travel in China is one of the topics health care officials in Florida are bringing up with patients as concern about a pandemic grows. [KIN CHEUNG  |  Associated Press]
The biggest concern is a possible shortage of medical supplies, but heath care officials say they are otherwise ready if an outbreak hits Florida.
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Surgeon General Scott Rivkees said Floridians should wash their hands, stay home from work if they’re sick and get their flu shot.
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The woman’s lawsuits say mistakes by doctors led to the death of her father and grandmother within several weeks of each other.
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Several conservative pages on Facebook are trying to discredit the plans with bad math.
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  1. In this photo made available by the Florida Highway patrol shows confiscated drugs following the arrest of two men Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, Santa Rosa County, Fla. Authorities confiscated methamphetamine, cocaine and fentanyl. (Florida Highway Patrol via AP) [AP]
  2. Visitors take in the sun and sand at Clearwater Beach last year. Tourism officials say visits remain at record-breaking levels and have not been curtailed by coronavirus.
  3. People wearing masks walk in a subway station in Hong Kong early this month as the coronavirus continued to spread. Travel in China is one of the topics health care officials in Florida are bringing up with patients as concern about a pandemic grows. [KIN CHEUNG  |  Associated Press]
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  5. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis delivers remarks during Clay County Day at the Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon) [STEVE CANNON  |  AP]
  6. Bruce Aylward, Team Lead WHO-China joint mission on COVID-19, speaks to the media about the COVID-19  after returning from China, during a press conference, at the World Health Organization, WHO, headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP) [SALVATORE DI NOLFI  |  AP]
  7. 7/6/01 Coleman, Fl.   Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in Coleman, Fl. in Sumter County. The prison's women's camp has confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease [CLIFF MCBRIDE  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  8. Gail Franklin, 55, with her daughter Fahran Franklin, 28, at he Emerson Straw PL law offices 1101 MLK Jr St North, on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 in St. Petersburg. Gail's husband, and Fahran's father, died after an operation for his knee. They are now suing the doctor for malpractice. [DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  9. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders I-Vt. speaks at a campaign event in El Paso, Texas, on Feb. 22, 2020. [CEDAR ATTANASIO  |  AP]
  10. The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute purchased 775 acres in central Pasco County for a planned expansion. TIMES [VYCELLIX, A SWEDISH CANCER THERAPY RESEARCH COMPANY, IS SETTING UP ITS U.S. HEADQUARTERS NEAR THE H. LEE MOFFITT CANCER CENTER & RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN TAMPA. (TIMES FILES]
  11. 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]
  12. 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]
  1. 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]
  2. 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]]
  3. Thomas Sellers, a former director at Moffitt Cancer Center, has filed a lawsuit saying he was unjustifiably forced to resign. [Moffitt Cancer Center]
  4. Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, San Petersburg.
  5. 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]
  6. Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa [Moffitt Cancer Center]
  7. 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]
  8. 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]
  9. Shen Yun returns to the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Feb. 14-20, 2020. [Shen Yun]
  10. 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]
  11. Tampa Bay hospitals, including St. Joseph's Hospital, of which a room is pictured here, were graded in new federal rankings.
  12. 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]
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