Tag Archives: Florida Department of Health

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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Four new meningitis cases confirmed in Florida, 3 in Marion County

By on October 19th, 2012 | Last updated: October 19, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Florida health officials have confirmed four new meningitis cases in the state. There have been 17 confirmed cases in Florida, 13 of which are in Marion County.

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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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