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No Swimming Advisory Lifted For North Shores Beach

Water tests have come back exceeding quality specifications for Enteric bacteria and the Florida Department of Health decided the advisory was no longer necessary.

03/20/2014

Photo of E-Coli bacteria under microscope (Source: CBS4)

If You Can Touch It, CBS4 Can Test It: How Dirty Is It?

How often do you wash your hands? You may think just enough, but after seeing the results CBS4 obtained when testing public places for bacteria—you may reconsider.

02/24/2014

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No Swimming Advisory Issued For Sunny Isles Beach

A no swimming advisory for the waters off Sunny Isles Beach has been posted by the state’s health department.

02/19/2014

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The Hidden Danger Behind Chicken

Chicken’s hidden danger. Everyone knows you have to cook it properly but experts say another danger is what happens before you a cook it.

CBS Miami–12/17/2013

Photo of E-Coli bacteria under microscope (Source: CBS4)

How Dirty Are The Items You Touch Everyday?

Gross, but true. We are covered in bacteria. Microbiologists at Nova Southeastern University say there are 10 bacteria living on you for every one cell you have.

CBS Miami–11/20/2013

Health authorities and the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department have issued a swim advisory for a section of the Inter-coastal waterway and Biscayne Bay. (Source: Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department)

Swimming Advisory For Intracoastal Waterway Lifted

The precautionary swimming advisory for the Intracoastal Waterway between Sunny Isles Blvd and William Lehman Causeway has been lifted.

10/05/2013

File photo of a doctor wearing a stethoscope. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

SW Fla. Woman Fighting For Life Against Rare Bacteria

What started off as a simple swim in the Gulf of Mexico has left an elderly woman fighting for her life in Southwest Florida.

CBS Miami–08/02/2013

Workers destroy citrus fruit considered contaminated by the citrus canker virus October 10, 2000 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Robert King/ Newsmakers)

Canker Puts The Squeeze on LA Citrus Growers

A disease known around the world, but only recently prevalent on Florida citrus trees in the United States has now shown up in a second state.

07/05/2013

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Boil Water Notice Issued For Tamarac

A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for the city of Tamarac, west of State Road 7/U.S. 441.

CBS Miami–06/29/2013

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You May Want To Clean Your Purse

Your mother always told you to wash your hands but she probably never mentioned your handbag. Now new research from a British company suggests handbags may also need the occasional scrub.

CBS Miami–05/17/2013

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