Tag Archives: CDC

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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Alachua County Health Department promotes National HIV Testing Day

By on June 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:52 am

Today is National HIV testing day and the CDC has launched new efforts to increase the availability of HIV testing. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris reports, better testing is a critical step towards more effective treatment and better results [...]

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More laws on texting and driving needed?

By on June 8th, 2012 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 3:06 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports more than half of surveyed high school seniors admit to texting while driving. After distracted driving laws led to a vehicular homicide convicion, even the national government is noticing this isse. Florida’s [...]

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