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Miami-Dade Feeling Effects Of Severe Flu Season

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that this year’s flu season has hit early and hit hard. Their data also shows that Florida is one of 29 states with the highest level of flu activity.

01/06/2015

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Grant Awarded To Plan For Health Effects Of Climate Change

Even though climate change has been a hot button issue for years now, one Florida county just recently received a $10,000 grant to prepare for the health effects of climate change.

01/05/2015

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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

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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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