By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Lake County, FL health officials are reminding the public to avoid contact with wild and stray animals to protect themselves from the risk of rabies exposure after...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Florida Department of Health is urging residents to take steps to stop the spread of hepatitis A, which is on the rise in Florida and in parts of the United States. Health...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Florida Department of Health in Marion County  has identified a positive case of hepatitis A in a food service worker in Ocala. DOH-Marion conducted an epidemiological...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Since the beginning of the year, Florida has seen 2,034 hepatitis A cases, nearly double the total cases from 2014-2018 (1175). While the Department of Health issued...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) urges residents and visitors to protect themselves from the risk of rabies exposure by avoiding...

On Saturday, September 14, more than 400 people from the ALS community around the state of Florida will gather at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando to listen to the top ALS researchers and experts to...

There is a critical need for O Positive blood donors Due to increased use by area hospitals OneBlood, the local blood center, is urging people with O Positive blood to please donate as soon as possible. 37%...

Local merchants are sharing their power to save lives by hosting ‘Tax Free Day Back To School’ blood drives.  Donors can give blood and enjoy a $10 Gift Card, plus receive a wellness checkup of blood...

Nassau County, FL health officials have issued a 60 day rabies alert after an otter tested positive for rabies. The rabies alert includes the following boundaries in Nassau County: St. Mary’s River...

Many common medications, including antibiotics, drugs used for high blood pressure and to lower cholesterol, even over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin, ibuprofen,...