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As Experts Agree On Measles Vaccine, Parents Debate

A debate over vaccinations is raging among South Florida parents after reports that measles outbreak at Disney land was spread by people who have not received the measles vaccine.

01/30/2015

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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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Officials Confirm Case Of Dengue Fever In Miami-Dade County

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County has confirmed the first case of dengue fever in 2013 in an 18-year-old male.

08/23/2013

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South Florida Doctors Pushing Flu Shot To Stem Epidemic

It’s the question every doctor at Community Health of South Florida has been asking this week: “Have you gotten your flu shot?” The doctors are trying to put the brakes on a flu epidemic sweeping the nation.

CBS4–01/11/2013

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Dade To Offer Free HIV Testing In Honor Of World AIDS Day

In observance of World AIDS Day, Miami-Dade’s health department will offer free Rapid HIV testing at Miami-Dade Metrorail stations this Friday.

11/29/2012

Coral Reef parent Steve Kronen attended Sunday's information session on meningitis.  (Source: CBS4)

Coral Reef Parents Get Schooled On Meningitis

Parents of Coral Reef Senior High students got a lesson on meningitis Sunday morning from staffers with the county’s department of health.

10/14/2012

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Miami-Dade Health Dept. Confirms 1st Dengue Fever Case

Miami-Dade County Health Department officials confirmed Thursday that a Miami-Dade resident has contracted Dengue Fever.

CBS4–09/27/2012

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Health Officials Warn Of Carbon Monoxide Dangers

As South Floridians get ready for the arrival of Tropical Storm Isaac, the Miami-Dade County Health Department (MDCHD) is urging the public to avoid carbon monoxide (CO) exposure by taking precautions with gas-powered appliances and charcoal or gas grills.

CBS4–08/25/2012

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West Nile Virus Alert Issued In Dade

If you plan to spend your day working or playing outdoors, you may want to apply some bug spray along with the sunscreen.

CBS4–09/22/2011

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Miami-Dade Issues Health Advisory For West Nile Virus

The Miami-Dade County Health Department has confirmed a human case of West Nile virus.

CBS4–09/21/2011

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