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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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CDC: Majority Of Public Pools Test Positive For Fecal Contamination

It’s one of the most classic scenes in comedic movie history, but the “Baby Ruth pool scene” in Caddyshack may be closer to reality than swimmers may like.

CBS Miami–05/17/2013

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CDC Warns Of Spread Of Deadly Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

An antibiotic-resistant family of bacteria continues to spread throughout the U.S. health care system and is now prompting warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CBS Miami–03/05/2013

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CBS4 Investigates: Drink Can Germs

Do you wipe the top of soda can or check out your bottled water before taking a drink? After this story, you might. CBS4 Chief Consumer Investigator Al Sunshine went on the hunt for germs… and what our exclusive testing found might literally make you sick.

CBS4–02/14/2013

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S. Fla. Company Develops Spray That Kills The Anthrax Virus

A revolutionary spray that kills such things as Anthrax and the H1N1 virus is being made right here in South Florida. It’s being gobbled up by major industries such as cruise lines and Homeland Security. But it will soon be available for home use.

CBS4–11/21/2011

Tainted Meat

USDA Expands Ban On E. Coli Tainted Meat

In an effort to prevent future outbreaks of potentially deadly bacteria the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced new rules which will ban the sale of ground meat containing six additional strains of E. coli.

CBS4–09/13/2011

(CBS4) Health officials suspect meningitis caused the death of a 1st grader at Beachside Montessori Village in Hollywood.

Health Dept. Confirms Meningitis Death In Hollywood

The Broward County Health Department has confirmed a Hollywood first-grader died from bacterial meningitis.

CBS4–06/13/2011

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