The “season” for norovirus, a gastrointestinal illness, has arrived in South Florida. Norovirus outbreaks can occur throughout the year. But, more than 80% of the outbreaks occur from November to April according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A potentially deadly seawater bacteria has now infected 31 people in Florida and 10 of those people have died, according to health department officials.
Cleaning crews are working over the weekend at Manatee Bay Elementary to sanitize the school. According to a spokesperson with Broward County Schools, the school clean-up crews are working with the health department on the clean-up.
A mystery illness that seems to be making its way around a Broward County school has prompted the school board to alert parents to the possible problem.
For the second time in as many weeks, passengers returned from a vacation at sea with claims of hazardous health conditions aboard their cruise ship.
Infectious disease specialists confirmed this week that more than a dozen cats at Miami-Dade Animal Services died from a serious illness that few kittens survive.
Vomiting (throwing up) and diarrhea (frequent, watery bowel movements) can be caused by viruses, bacteria and parasites. Foods that are hard to digest (such as too many sweets) and undercooked (still partially raw) meat or fish can also cause vomiting and diarrhea.