Miami-Dade Health Department

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.
Miami-Dade Feeling Effects Of Severe Flu SeasonThe 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.
Officials Confirm Case Of Dengue Fever In Miami-Dade CountyThe Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County has confirmed the first case of dengue fever in 2013 in an 18-year-old male.
South Florida Doctors Pushing Flu Shot To Stem EpidemicIt'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.
Dade To Offer Free HIV Testing In Honor Of World AIDS DayIn observance of World AIDS Day, Miami-Dade’s health department will offer free Rapid HIV testing at Miami-Dade Metrorail stations this Friday.
Coral Reef Parents Get Schooled On MeningitisParents of Coral Reef Senior High students got a lesson on meningitis Sunday morning from staffers with the county’s department of health.
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.
Health Officials Warn Of Carbon Monoxide DangersAs 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.
West Nile Virus Alert Issued In DadeIf you plan to spend your day working or playing outdoors, you may want to apply some bug spray along with the sunscreen.
Miami-Dade Issues Health Advisory For West Nile VirusThe Miami-Dade County Health Department has confirmed a human case of West Nile virus.
Health Officials Test Kids Who Played At Toxic Miami ParkTesting is underway on parents and children who have played in and around Olinda Park after toxic levels of chemicals were found in the soil.
Miami-Dade Given $14.7M Grant For Health, Human Services Miami-Dade County is in a better place when it comes to health. The county was rewarded a $14.7 million grant from the federal government which will help improve health practices and promote wellness.