Tag Archives: CDC

Alachua Fire Rescue Upgrades Ambulance Routers for Enhanced Patient Care

By on November 6th, 2014 | Last updated: November 6, 2014 at 4:36 pm

With help from area hospitals, Alachua County Fire Rescue has upgraded the wireless routers inside their ambulances, which transmit patient information to the hospital prior to their arrival.

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First Case Of Enterovirus D-68 Confirmed In Alachua County

By on October 28th, 2014 | Last updated: October 28, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Alachua County child was diagnosed with enterovirus D-68, a flu-like disease that has no vaccine or treatment. The CDC said there have been more reported cases this year than ever before.

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In The News: Washington School Shooting Victim Dies, Gov. Scott Awards Millions In Aid, New CDC Guidelines For Ebola Healthcare Workers

By on October 27th, 2014 | Last updated: October 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Washington school shooting claims another victim – One of four people shot when a gunman opened fire in a Washington high school cafeteria has died, bringing the death toll to two people. The shooter killed one person at the scene […]

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CDC Creates Stricter Guidelines For Treatment Of Ebola Patients

By on October 21st, 2014 | Last updated: October 22, 2014 at 10:44 am

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have created stricter guidelines for the treatment of Ebola patients. The new guidelines address training and hands-on experience, preventing skin exposure, and strict observation of putting on and taking off Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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Shands Prepares Plan In Case Ebola Symptoms Present Themselves

By on October 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: October 3, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Since the CDC confirmed the first case of the Ebola virus in the United States, the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital is taking measures to ready doctors and staff for potential patients who display symptoms that could suggest the Ebola virus.

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‘The More The Better': Flu Vaccines Now Cover Fourth Influenza Strain

By on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 8:34 am

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated this year’s flu vaccine will help protect against a second strain of influenza B.

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Florida, National Lyme Disease Symptoms Misdiagnosed At Alarming Rate

By on September 19th, 2013 | Last updated: September 19, 2013 at 3:56 pm

The Center for Disease Control reported about 300,000 cases of Lyme disease in the past year. With doctors misdiagnosing patients and the lack of awareness of the disease, the risk factor for untreated health problems as a result is frightfully high.

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In the News: Gainesville drug suspects may be tied to Ocala burglary, Pandas FedEx-ed to Canada, babies starting solids too early, Anthony Lewis dies

By on March 25th, 2013 | Last updated: March 25, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Police probe whether stolen gun ties Gainesville drug suspects to Ocala burglary – After a drug arrest early Sunday in Gainesville, Ocala police detectives are investigating a stolen gun found with the three men arrested. The gun was stolen from […]

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Rabies-infected organs cause concern for those close to recipients

By on March 19th, 2013 | Last updated: March 25, 2013 at 6:36 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health agencies are working to make sure recipients of organs from a rabies-infected donor are rabies free.

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Leafy greens main cause of food poisoning

By on January 31st, 2013 | Last updated: January 31, 2013 at 1:53 pm

A study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that leafy greens are the main culprit behind food poisoning. This report by Tondrea Haddly highlights preventative measures to keep you safe during food preperation.

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