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New World Screwworm Back From the Dead After 50 Years
Oct 28, 2016 | Chris Mantell

  On September 30th, the New World screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax, was confirmed to be infecting Key deer living in the National Key Deer Refuge...

Guest Post: Details on Second Case of MERS in the United States, Found in Florida Traveler
May 13, 2014 | Anonymous

The CDC announced yesterday that a second case of MERS coronavirus in the United States has been identified in Florida. Worldwide there have been 538...

Quick Look at the Flesh-Eating Bacteria Haunting Florida’s Waters
Oct 7, 2013 | Lindsay Denny

If you’re following health news from Florida right now, you’re aware of the “flesh-eating bacteria” buzz. 59-year-old Henry “Butch” Konietzky of Palm...

Tuberculosis in Florida and Nowhere to go for Treatment
Jul 11, 2012 | Catherine Stecyk

Tuberculosis, the disease once known as consumption, has remained a global source of concern for centuries. And in Florida, the public-health issue...

St. Louis Encephalitis Resurfaces in Florida
Sep 1, 2011 | Jane Huston

  After a six year absence, the St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV) has reappeared in Florida. On August 31, Pinellas County officials confirmed that...

Meningitis Confirmed in Florida Prison
Feb 3, 2011 | healthmap

Last week, the Martin County Health Department released an official press release stating that a confirmed case of meningococcal meningitis had been...

Dengue in Brazil and Miami
Nov 17, 2010 | healthmap

Since January 2010, Brazil has seen a 90% increase in deaths from Dengue as compared to the same period last year.  Many of the deaths have been from...