Efforts are underway to replenish Florida’s blood supply following Hurricane Ian. “Blood donors are urgently needed.  If you are eligible to donate blood we are asking that you please visit a OneBlood...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 Florida state health officials have reported 37 Vibrio vulnificus cases through September 30 this year. This is up four cases since our last report 3 weeks ago. The cases are distributed...

Due to the impact of Hurricane Ian and to ensure the safety of patients and the colleagues who care for them, HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital located in Port Charlotte has temporarily suspended services until...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The Florida Department of Health reported three additional locally-acquired dengue fever cases in Miami-Dade County in the week ending September 24. This brings the county’s...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 In a follow-up on the autochthonous dengue fever in Florida this year, state health officials now report 19 cases of locally acquired dengue after five additional cases were reported...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The Florida Department Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS) reports two Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) cases in horses in Hillsborough County. The two geldings, one 3-years-old...

Meningococcal disease rates have been declining in Florida with more than 150 cases reported annually 25 years ago to 27 cases reported in 2021, as vaccination rates have increased. Rates of disease have...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 In a follow-up report on Vibrio vulnificus cases and deaths in Florida, state health officials are reporting 33 V. vulnificus cases and six fatalities through September 9. The cases...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 A bottlenose dolphin found dead in Florida’s Dixie County was infected with the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, or HPAIV, making it the first cetacean to be found with...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) recently reported a confirmed a human case of West Nile virus (WNV). This is the first human WNV case reported in...