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A Marion County elementary school is dealing with an enteric infection outbreak that has already affected more than 200 students.
By Lauren Rautenkranz 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.
By Whitney Lavaux 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.
By Kelsey Meany 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.
By Emily Miller 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.
By Chip Skambis on October 9th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm
Four fungal meningitis cases have been confirmed in Florida, according to Gov. Rick Scott. The national outbreak of this disease, which usually results from a spread of a fungus to the spinal cord, has killed eight people.
By Forrest Smith on July 5th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:46 pm
When it comes to washing hands, the message from the Marion county health department is clear–wash them good. Health officials have seen a big jump so far this year in the number of stomach illnesses they think are caused by [...]