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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

Tainted Meat

Study: Half Of Supermarket Meat May Have Staph Bug

A new study estimates nearly half of the meat and poultry sold at U.S. supermarkets and grocery stores is contaminated with a bacteria that can make you very sick. The bacteria is Staphylococcus aureus, also known as staph, which is a common cause of infection in people.

CBS4–04/15/2011

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Swim Advisory Still In Place At Causeway’s Hobie Beach

Swimming still a no-go at Hobie Beach five days after water samples deemed it unsafe.

CBS4–04/04/2011

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Swimming Still Off Limits At Causeway’s Hobie Beach

Planning to go for a swim this weekend in Hobie Beach? You may want to think twice. Officials still have not lifted a swimming advisory from the beach on Rickenbacker Causeway after the water was deemed unsafe to swim in.

04/01/2011

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Is Germ Bullet A Real Germ Buster?

Microscopic germs are everywhere and they can cause big misery. A new over-the-counter product claims to be a germ buster but can it really protect you and your family?

CBS4–03/23/2011

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