Tag Archives: Florida Department of Health

In the News: illegal fossils, Colombian government, Defense of Marriage Act, meningitis death, Nike drops Armstrong

By on October 18th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 9:38 am

Florida man charged in NYC with illegally importing dinosaur fossils from 2010 to 2012 – A Florida man has been charged with illegally importing fossils into the U.S. The charges, against Eric Prokopi, were announced Wednesday and the federal prosecutors [...]

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Four cases of fungal meningitis confirmed in Marion County

By 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.

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Stomach illness up in Marion County

By 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 [...]

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