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Four individuals have traveled through Florida while infected with measles. The Alachua County Health Department says they are fully prepared to fight off the spread of the virus.
An unidentified University of Florida grad student was diagnosed and hospitalized with meningitis.
In response to data indicating unusually high levels of disease-carrying mosquito populations, the Alachua County Health Department is reminding people to take protective measures.
Parents of Alachua County students have 10 extra days to consent to free flu vaccines, which will be administered in schools at the start of October.
The program gives children free shots up to the age of 18. If children have health insurance, their insurance companies will only be billed vaccine administrative fees. The vaccines are given at no cost.
The Alachua County Health Department is holding a back-to-school immunization clinic on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
After a statue went into affect a year ago, tattoo parlors in Florida are now being held to higher standards when it comes to regulation.
A clinic southwest of Gainesville will serve patients from low-income families. The project is lead by Southwest Advocacy Group.
Paul Myers, administrator for the Alachua County Department of Health, urges residents to take precautions around their homes to ward of mosquitoes, as well as when they are walking around at dusk and dawn. Three potential cases of West Nile Virus have recently been reported to the department.