Health officials from the Centers For Disease Control are investigating an outbreak on a cruise ship which docked on Saturday in Fort Lauderdale.
A debilitating virus first detected in Africa has spread to the Western Hemisphere, specifically the Caribbean island of St. Martin.
The cyclospora outbreak stretching across the nation has now sickened 24 people in Florida, according to state health officials.
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.
State health officials have confirmed the first death in Florida related to the meningitis outbreak that has affected several U.S. states.
New numbers from the World Health Organization are providing a sobering look at how bad the health conditions in Haiti have become in 2011.
The rabies and microchip clinic of Miami-Dade’s Animal Shelter is once again open after an outbreak of canine distemper that forced officials to disinfect the shelter and keep a number of animals out.