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Politics And Public Fear Drive Ebola Scare In Miami-Dade

The experts at the Centers For Disease Control told Florida Sunday not to expend resources testing a West Africa boy for Ebola.

10/06/2014

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Third Case Of West Nile Virus Confirmed In Central Florida

The West Nile virus has now been confirmed in a third person in Volusia County.

10/06/2014

October 5, 2014: A sick child was transported to JMH after exhibiting flu-like symptoms that Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine said were likely not a result of the Ebola virus. (Source: CBS4)

Mayor: I Requested Ebola Test Be Conducted Out Of Caution

A sick teenager has been taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital out of a precaution due to unknown illness.

10/05/2014

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Gov. Scott: Patient Being Monitored For Possible Ebola Symptoms

According to the governor, a patient is being treated for symptoms in Sarasota at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

10/04/2014

A teenager speaks with Irika Sargent about being transgender.  (Source: CBS4)

South Florida Teenager Tackles Difficult Issue Of Transgender

A new book that tackles the topic of transgender children is co-authored by a teenager from South Florida who has first-hand experience with the often misunderstood issue.

09/21/2014

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First Locally-Acquired Case Of Chikungunya Fever For Broward County

Health officials in Broward County have issued a mosquito-borne illness advisory after the first locally acquired case of Chikungunya Fever was documented in the county.

09/19/2014

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Precautionary Boil Water Notice Lifted For Pembroke Pines

The city of Pembroke Pines has rescinded a precautionary boil water notice that has been in effect since Thursday of last week.

09/07/2014

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Doctors Reporting Medicaid HMO Problems

The Associated Press interviewed doctors, parents and health advocates around Florida who said privatization has exacerbated problems first noticed in a pilot program eight years ago.

09/04/2014

Closer view of an Aedes Aegypti mosquito (dengue fer vector) inside a house in Santa Barbara neighborhood north outskirst Guatemala city on July 11, 2013. Guatemalan government keep a strategic plan for the prevention and control of dengue. AFP PHOTO/Johan ORDONEZ (Photo: JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

New Dengue Fever Cases Reported In Miami-Dade

The agency said Friday three additional cases of locally acquired dengue fever have been reported.

08/29/2014

CBS4 Anchor Rick Folbaum gets doused for a good cause in the Ice Bucket Challenge. (Source: CBS4)

Anchor Rick Folbaum’s Children Douse Him For Ice Bucket Challenge

Rick wasn’t that “into it” (so he said) and went right for the donation, but his children made sure he “paid up” by getting cold and wet. Then, he made sure his little ones got to feel the icy cold water too!

08/18/2014

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