The snake was caught in the Shark Valley section of Everglades National Park.
Armadillos can transmit the disease to humans, but the Florida Department of Health hasn't tested the strains in the nine patients to see whether they match those found in area armadillos.
The alien-like worm has a mouth in the middle of its belly and can climb trees.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush recently reiterated his support for Puerto Rico's statehood. It's a move that has long been debated.
With a tally of 6,000, officials said this year's manatee count is about a thousand more than the previous high in 2010.
The biggest red tide bloom seen in Florida in nearly a decade already has killed thousands of fish, and may pose a public health threat. Continue reading →
While swimming, some Florida beachgoers have recently come in contact with a deadly bacteria in the warm waters that's already claimed at least one life. Carin Bonder has the details.
A major storm system that brought tornadoes to regions of the South dumped more than two feet of water in the Florida Panhandle.
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