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Mosquito-Borne Disease Alert Lifted In Dade County

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County on Friday announced an end to the dengue fever alert.

12/19/2014

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Florida Health Officials Launch Holiday Weight

When it comes to watching your weight, a little help never hurt anyone.

11/30/2014

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen.  (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Scott: “No Confirmed Cases Of Ebola In Florida”

Florida is monitoring six people who recently traveled to Ebola-affected areas in West Africa, Gov. Rick Scott told state lawmakers during a conference call Tuesday.

10/29/2014

Florida Governor Rick Scott  with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at an early voting rally in Tampa, FL on October 26, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Governor Scott Defends Order On Ebola Monitoring

Gov. Rick Scott has made a move to protect Floridians from Ebola and now he’s defending his decision. Monday, Gov. Scott said it’s “the right thing to do” to protect Floridians.

10/27/2014

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FLL Finalizes Ebola Protocol Amid Infected Nurse Developments

Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport finalized its protocol amid developments that a nurse who was later found to have Ebola was on a jetliner that later made a trip to Fort Lauderdale.

10/15/2014

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Governor Wants State Hospital Workers Prepared For Ebola

Governor Rick Scott, in South Florida for Wednesday night’s Gubernatorial Debate, wants Florida hospital workers to be prepared for the possibility of treating an Ebola patient.

10/15/2014

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South Florida Airports Fine Tune Plan For Possible Ebola Scenario

In the wake of Ebola, South Florida’s major airports have been fine tuning their highly intricate emergency plans which spells out the response to an Ebola scenario.

10/14/2014

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First Case Of Enterovirus-D68 Confirmed In Florida

A 10-year-old Tampa area girl is recovering from the Enterovirus, it’s the first confirmed case of the disease in the state of Florida, according to the Florida Department of Health.

10/07/2014

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Gov. Scott Briefed On Florida’s Ebola Preparedness

Gov. Rick Scott says Florida officials continue to work with health care providers and the Center for Disease Control in an effort to prepare Florida for any possible Ebola cases.

10/05/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 7:  Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have submitted about 50,000 signatures in an effort to force a referendum on a marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles to take effect next week. A minimum of 27,425 valid signatures from registered voters is needed to let voters decide on the issue in March, and until the number can be verified, the ban will not be enforced. . The ban would not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Group Launches Another Challenge To Pot Rule

A group challenged the Florida Department of Health’s plan to carry out a new medical marijuana law.

09/17/2014

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