The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control responded to North Galloway Road in Lakeland, in reference to a fight between a dog and a raccoon on Sunday. The owner of the Alaskan husky mix separated...

The Florida Department of Health in Brevard County (DOH-Brevard) issued a rabies alert for the area of Palm Bay 32907. This is in response to a stray cat that tested positive on 01/07/2020. All residents...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Florida health officials in Marion and Sumter counties are advising residents of The Villages,  Summerfield and Oxford  that a raccoon in their area has tested positive...

Health officials in Escambia County, Florida issued a rabies alert for the whole county. The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia)  received a positive test result for rabies...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Health officials in Miami-Dade County, Florida are reporting the 12th locally transmitted dengue fever case of the year. This brings the total autochthonous dengue...

For the first time, students at a Florida high school are using realistic man-made frogs as a replacement for dead, formalin-preserved frogs in classroom dissection labs Wednesday. SynDaver®, developer...

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...