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Flu Season Is Upon Us

Break out your antibacterial, flu season is here.

12/27/2013

Source: CBS4

Broward Beach Fails To Meet State Requirements

Swimmers are being told to avoid a Broward County beach due to water samples not meeting state requirements.

CBS Miami–12/20/2013

The City of Miami began digging up the dirty soil in the parking lot at Blanche Park on Monday September 9, 2013 at 3045 Shipping Ave. in Coconut Grove, putting in clean soil and laying down asphalt. Photo Courtesy: PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

Community Meeting To Be Held To Present Toxicology Study On Blanche Park

The City of Miami will host a community meeting next week to present the results of a toxicology study done at Blanche Park in the neighborhood of Coconut Grove after the park was closed due to contaminated soil.

12/07/2013

(Source: CBS4)

3 Miami-Dade Residents Sickened In Salmonella Outbreak

Three cases of salmonella poisoning, linked to Foster Farms chicken, have been confirmed in Miami-Dade County—totaling four cases in the state.

10/10/2013

(Source: CBS4)

Salmonella Case Tied To Foster Farms Outbreak Confirmed In Fla.

The Florida Department of Health announced Wednesday that one case of salmonellosis linked to Foster Farms chicken has been confirmed in the Sunshine State.

10/09/2013

A female mosquito. (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

More Cases Of Dengue Fever In South Florida

Officials warn of an increased risk for dengue fever in South Florida. Four new cases have been confirmed on the Treasure Coast, bringing the total of reported cases of the mosquito-borne disease to eleven.

08/31/2013

The body of a female mosquito fills up and balloons as she sucks blood from a photographer's hand at Everglades National Park August 12, 2002 in Flamingo, Florida. The female bugs use the blood protein to feed their eggs then lays the eggs in water. The itch from the bite is caused by the human body's immune system responding to the mosquito's saliva.  (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Dengue Fever Advisory For Two Central Florida Counties

If you are planning to head to up the coast, you may want to pack some bug spray.

CBS Miami–08/25/2013

A female mosquito. (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Officials Confirm Cases Of Dengue Fever Near S. Fla.

Health officials have issued an alert for mosquito-borne illness after four cases of four cases of dengue fever were confirmed along Florida’s Treasure Coast.

08/22/2013

Source: Department of Health

FL Health Officials Warn Of Freshwater Amoeba Attacks

A Florida boy continues to fight for his life at Miami Children’s Hospital after being infected by a brain-eating amoeba nearly two weeks ago.

CBS4–08/16/2013

Anthony Bosch, the founder of a Coral Gables anti-aging clinic, agreed to talk to MLB about players who allegedly came to his now-closed Biogenesis of America clinic for PEDs. (Source: CBS4)

Biogenesis Whistleblower: Cops Dropped The Ball In Steroid Scandal

As Major League Baseball doles out penalties to Alex Rodriguez and a dozen other baseball players who were clients of Tony Bosch and his steroid peddling clinic Biogenesis, the question arises: Why hasn’t law enforcement been more involved?

CBS4–08/06/2013

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