Survey: 1 In 4 Adults Would Swim With DiarrheaSurvey finds 25% of adults would swim with diarrhea as health officials warns outbreaks of diarrheal illness from contaminated pools rise.
Lawsuit Filed Against Purina Claims Food Sickens, Kills DogsA dog owner has filed a lawsuit against Purina claiming thousands of dogs got sick or died after eating one of its dog foods.
Norovirus "Season" Is Upon Us The “season” for norovirus, a gastrointestinal illness, has arrived in South Florida. Norovirus outbreaks can occur throughout the year. But, more than 80% of the outbreaks occur from November to April according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Number Of Seawater Bacteria Infections Rises In C. FloridaA potentially deadly seawater bacteria has now infected 31 people in Florida and 10 of those people have died, according to health department officials.
Cleaning Crews At Manatee Bay Elementary For Mystery IllnessCleaning crews are working over the weekend at Manatee Bay Elementary to sanitize the school. According to a spokesperson with Broward County Schools, the school clean-up crews are working with the health department on the clean-up.
Mystery Illness Afflicting Broward Elementary SchoolA mystery illness that seems to be making its way around a Broward County school has prompted the school board to alert parents to the possible problem.
Cyclospora Cases Increase Again In FLNew cases of a stomach bug that has infected people in 15 states have been reported in Florida.
Passengers: We Returned From Cruise With NorovirusFor the second time in as many weeks, passengers returned from a vacation at sea with claims of hazardous health conditions aboard their cruise ship.
Officials Clear Out Animal Shelter Due To Cat DiseaseInfectious disease specialists confirmed this week that more than a dozen cats at Miami-Dade Animal Services died from a serious illness that few kittens survive.
Vomiting And DiarrheaVomiting (throwing up) and diarrhea (frequent, watery bowel movements) can be caused by viruses, bacteria and parasites. Foods that are hard to digest (such as too many sweets) and undercooked (still partially raw) meat or fish can also cause vomiting and diarrhea.