Alabama Has 25 Confirmed Zika Virus Cases

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) reports there have been a total of 25 travel-related positive tests for the Zika virus in state residents from 16 counties as of 8 a.m. August 15. Counties where there have been Zika positives include Calhoun, Cullman, Etowah, Houston, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lee, Limestone, Madison, Mobile, Montgomery, Morgan, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega and Tuscaloosa….

Montgomery Co. Has Two Year Wait for Trial on Drug Cases

The Montgomery County District Attorney says a large backlog of drug cases is burdening the county justice system. District Attorney Daryl Bailey says that a 1,604-case backlog means that anybody arrested for drug-related charges would currently be waiting more than two years for a trial as evidence is processed. Bailey says the state’s budget crisis and staff cuts have caused…

Two Additional Zika Virus Cases Reported in Alabama

The Alabama Department of Public Health reports the fourth and fifth travel-related cases of the Zika virus in Alabama residents. The positive specimens were from residents of Houston and Jefferson counties. In February and March, Zika cases were reported in residents of Morgan, Jefferson and Shelby counties. State Health Officer Dr. Tom Miller said, “We will implement enhanced surveillance with…