Gov. Scott Declares Emergency In Dade Over Zika VirusA health emergency has been declared in Miami-Dade and three other counties due to the Zika virus. Governor Rick Scott signed the order Wednesday to cover Miami-Dade, Lee, Hillsborough and Santa Rosa counties.
WHO: Zika's Possible Link With Birth Defect "A Public Health Emergency" World Health officials met Monday for an emergency session to decide whether the mosquito-borne Zika virus and a possible link to a birth defect should be considered a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
WHO Officials To Hold Special Session On Zika VirusWorld Health officials will meet Monday for an emergency session on the Zika virus as the amount of cases for the mosquito-borne virus keeps growing.
CDC Releases Guidelines For Infants Infected With Zika Virus Health officials released new guidelines for evaluating and testing infants that may have the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
CDC Warns Of More Countries With Zika CasesHealth officials added more countries to the list of places to watch out for when it comes to the mosquito-born Zika virus.
Zika Cases Reported In Dade, Hillsborough CountyFlorida health officials have confirmed three cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in the state.
CDC May Issue Guidelines For Pregnant Women Over VirusThe Centers For Disease Control (CDC) is expected to issue travel guidelines for expectant mothers en route to a place that has certain viruses.
New Government Numbers Show More Children Struggling With AutismSome new government figures just issued on the prevalence of autism in children across the country are stirring up controversy.
CDC: Most Middle & High Schools Start Too EarlyWhat time does your child’s school bell ring? If it’s before 8:30 AM, the Centers for Disease Control say it’s too early and may lead to insufficient sleep and related health risks.
Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Frozen Raw TunaA total of 62 people have been infected with salmonella linked to frozen raw tuna used in sushi.
Watch Out Flakka, DEA Says Heroin Is Making ComebackThe synthetic drug flakka has dominated headlines in South Florida. From mother abandoning her baby to a man impaled on a fence, all you hear about is flakka, flakka, flakka. But a well-known drug is making a comeback and the Drug Enforcement Agency is worried.
CDC: E-Cig Use By Florida Teens Has DoubledMore and more high school students are getting their nicotine fix from e-cigs instead of traditional 'cancer sticks'.
More Than 200 Sickened On Cruise Ships That Originated In Fort LauderdaleFederal health officials say about 200 people have come down with vomiting and diarrhea aboard two San Diego-bound cruise ships.
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.
Governor Scott Defends Order On Ebola MonitoringGov. Rick Scott has made a move to protect Floridians from Ebola and now he's defending his decision. Monday, Gov. Scott said it's "the right thing to do" to protect Floridians.