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Photo of E-Coli bacteria under microscope (Source: CBS4)

How Dirty Are The Items You Touch Everyday?

Gross, but true. We are covered in bacteria. Microbiologists at Nova Southeastern University say there are 10 bacteria living on you for every one cell you have.

CBS Miami–11/20/2013

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A Case Of Meningitis At Krome Detention Center

A case of bacterial meningitis has been confirmed at the Krome Detention Center in Miami.

10/28/2013

File photo of a doctor wearing a stethoscope. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Doctors: Feces May Help Fight Serious Infections

Doctors have found a way to put healthy people’s poop into pills that can cure serious gut infections — a less yucky way to do “fecal transplants.” Canadian researchers tried this on 27 patients and cured them all after strong antibiotics failed to help.

10/03/2013

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Challenger Elementary Parents Warned Of Bacterial Meningitis Case In School

Parents at Challenger Elementary School in Tamarac were notified Monday that a case of the potentially deadly bacterial meningitis was reported at the school.

CBS4–11/19/2012

(Source: AP)

CDC: West Nile Outbreak Sickens More Than 4,500

More than 4,000 people have been infected with the West Nile virus this year, making it the biggest outbreak of the disease since 2003, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CBS Miami–10/17/2012

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Zsa Zsa Gabor Hospitalized With Infection In LA

Zsa Zsa Gabor remains hospitalized in intensive care as doctors try to stabilize her and clear an infection that developed after her recent leg amputation, her husband said.

CBS4–02/02/2011

A South Florida mother is outraged after her son contracts hookworms on Miami Beach

Mother Outraged After Son Contracts Hookworm

A Miami Beach mother is outraged after she said her son contracted hookworm while playing on the beach at 87th Terrace and Collins this weekend.

CBS4–11/16/2010