Tag Archives: Florida Department of Health

Clean-Up Still Needed Months After Homeless Eviction

By on November 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: November 3, 2014 at 5:03 pm

An area dubbed Tent City in Gainesville housed homeless people for years, but their eviction left the area littered with remnants from the former occupants. The property is now seeking help for a much needed clean-up.

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Florida’s First Case of EV-D68 Confirmed

By on October 10th, 2014 | Last updated: October 15, 2014 at 8:57 am

The first case of enterovirus D68 has been confirmed in Florida after a 10-year-old girl was treated for the virus in Tampa.

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Citrus County Health Bus Reaches Distant Residents

By on April 14th, 2014 | Last updated: April 15, 2014 at 12:14 am

The Citrus County Health Department has implemented a mobile clinic program to help low-income and homeless patients get basic medical services.

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Block party seeks to put violence, disease stats on “Road to Zero”

By on January 18th, 2014 | Last updated: January 18, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Road to Zero event seeks to curtail statistics on violence and sexually-transmitted diseases with speakers, pamphlets and free testing.

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Marion County’s East Marion Elementary School Fights Infectious Outbreak

By and on October 7th, 2013 | Last updated: October 9, 2013 at 8:31 am

A Marion County elementary school is dealing with an enteric infection outbreak that has already affected more than 200 students.

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Florida Mosquito Population Hits Six-Year High

By on September 27th, 2013 | Last updated: September 27, 2013 at 10:45 am

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.

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Here Are Florida’s Counties With The Most Rabies Cases Since 1997

By on August 7th, 2013 | Last updated: August 7, 2013 at 4:56 pm

The DOH keeps records of rabies cases by county as far back as 1997. Despite Marion County’s high total of 217, the data actually show the number of rabies cases has steadily decreased in almost every county including Marion during that period.

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In the News: high local STD rate, state seeks $6 billion from BP, AP’s twitter hacked, U.S. revises sexual assault case procedures

By on April 24th, 2013 | Last updated: April 24, 2013 at 11:53 am

Alachua County carries high STD rate in the state – The Florida Department of Health released data revealing that Alachua County residents have the fourth highest rate of sexually transmitted diseases in Florida. The Independent Florida Alligator Florida Attorney General seeks nearly [...]

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Health department, in wake of West Nile, urges locals to take precautions

By on November 14th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm

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.

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18 confirmed cases of fungal meningitis in Fla.

By on October 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: October 24, 2012 at 10:28 am

The Florida Department of Health in collaboration with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation sent letters today to eight manufacturers of anti-fungal medications, urging the manufacturers to ensure an adequate supply of medication remains available to treat patients with fungal meningitis in Florida.

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