Tag Archives: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Studies Effects of Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Over Traditional Shot for Children

By on October 20th, 2014 | Last updated: October 20, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Recent studies suggests a nasal spray form of the flu vaccine is more effective than the flu shot in healthy children ages 2 to 8, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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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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Increase In Leptospirosis Found Among Pets

By on April 10th, 2014 | Last updated: April 30, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Veterinarians at the UF Small Animal Hospital have seen 12 cases of leptospirosis in the past seven months.

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Alachua County Students Receive Free FluMist Vaccinations

By on October 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: October 2, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Students at Glen Springs Elementary received FluMist vaccinations on Tuesday as part of a program in Alachua County known as Control Flu.

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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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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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In the News: Daniel Pearl murder case, kidney recipient died after transplant from Gainesville, Guantanamo hunger strike grows, UCF student found dead

By on March 19th, 2013 | Last updated: March 19, 2013 at 11:38 am

Pakistan arrests man in Daniel Pearl’s slaying – CNN.com – Pakistani officials arrested Quari Abdul Hayee on Sunday in connection with the 2002 Daniel Pearl beheading case. Suspected to have facilitated Pearl’s kidnapping, Hayee joins Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who confessed [...]

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Swine flu cases on the rise

By on August 13th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:06 pm

The swine flu is on the radar of health officials with reported cases on the rise nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 145 confirmed human cases of the virus since July of last year.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo [...]

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Health officials concerned about a rise in teen suicides

By on June 12th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:04 am

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting daggering statistics about teenage suicide. According to the CDC, the number of attempted suicides among teenagers had increased over a two year span from 2009 to 2011. The CDC also reports [...]

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