The Lupus Foundation of America says lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body.  Their research estimates that at least 1.5 million Americans have lupus. The actual...

Amid skyrocketing rates of syphilis, particularly among young people and men-who-have-sex-with-men, AHF deploys a frank and graphic image of syphilis sores in its latest STD prevention billboard campaign. AIDS...

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs reports one horse in St. Johns County, Florida was confirmed positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) on Jan. 12, the first case of the...

In a follow-up to the multidrug-resistant Campylobacter outbreak linked to contact with puppies sold through Petland stores, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday that the...

Birth defects most strongly linked to Zika virus infection during pregnancy have increased in parts of the United States that have had local Zika virus transmission, according to a report in CDC’s Morbidity...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported influenza activity increased in the United States during the second week of January. Forty-nine out of 50 states are reporting widespread...

For the second time since Oct. 2017, rabies has taken the life of a Florida resident–both contracted via a bat bite. It was announced today that 6-year-old Ryker Roque, who was undergoing the...

After reporting 29 and 18 leprosy cases, in 2015 and 2016, respectively, Florida health officials reported 16 confirmed leprosy, or Hansen’s disease cases in 2017. Eight counties reported cases...

During the past five years in Florida, health officials saw an average of six mumps cases annually. However, this year the the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) has seen 56 cases through mid-December. While...

The number of cases of the bacterial equine infection, strangles, has reached 40 to date in 2017, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, with five recent cases reported. As...