Tag Archives: Florida Department of Health

Parents Use Social Media To Share Experiences With Health Providers

By on August 8th, 2015 | Last updated: August 7, 2015 at 2:59 pm

After accusations of a Jacksonville dentist’s mistreatment of patients, some parents have turned to Facebook to voice concerns about dentists who will not allow them to accompany their child during procedures. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry reports there are no set policies mandating access during treatment.

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HIV Positive Student Advocates Comprehensive Sex Education

By on March 17th, 2015 | Last updated: March 17, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Jessica Grobman was born with HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus. But it was not until she learned about HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in middle school that she began to understand she was different.

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Alachua County Health Department Prepared For Potential Spread Of Measles

By on February 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 3, 2015 at 11:21 am

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.

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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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