Giant African Land Snails (Source: Florida Dept. of Agriculture)

Rare & Dangerous Parasite Found In South Florida Snails

The battle to get rid of the invasive and destructive Giant African Land Snails is gaining new importance after a new study found a rare parasite in the snails, and three other non-native species of snails, can cause serious health problems in humans and animals.

CBS Miami–02/26/2015

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Georgetown Nursing Student From South Florida Dies Of Meningitis

A Coral Gables High graduate who was a nursing student at Georgetown University died Tuesday from an apparent case of meningitis.


Giant African Land Snails (Source: Florida Dept. of Agriculture)

First Giant African Land Snails Found In Broward County

he battle to get rid of invasive and destructive Giant African Land Snails just got a little harder after the disease-carrying, stucco-eating mollusk was located for the first time in Broward County.

CBS Miami–09/10/2014

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Miami-Dade Must Be Vigilant In Fight Against Giant African Land Snails

The battle to rid South Florida of the Giant African Land Snail is going well but not well enough.


(Photo Credit: Florida Department of Agriculture Division of Plant Industries) Giant African Land Snail

Giant African Land Snails Are Giant Issue In Miami-Dade

The Giant African Land Snail has become a giant issue in South Florida which has already led to snail-sniffing dogs and teams of people trying to capture the invasive species.


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Deerfield Park Elementary Parents Warned Of Bacterial Meningitis Case In School

The parents of students at Deerfield Park Elementary School were notified Tuesday about a case of bacterial meningitis.


Giant African Land Snail (Source: CBS4)

Ag Officials Make Strides Against Meningitis Carrying Mollusks

South Florida is gaining ground on the large, slimy Giant African Land Snails that first appeared in the region two years ago.

CBS Miami–08/29/2013

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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.


The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

New Case Of Fungal Meningitis Confirmed In Florida

Another case of fungal meningitis stemming from a contaminated drug has been confirmed in Florida.


Bryant De La Cruz's battle with a headache ended with him passing away from bacterial meningitis. (Source: Anielka Gonzalez)

Man Dies of Bacterial Meningitis Hours After Symptoms Surface

A second deadly case in as many months of bacterial meningitis has been confirmed in South Florida, Miami-Dade County Health officials said Wednesday.