NewsDesk @bactiman63 A case report last week in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID), suggests leprosy, or Hansen’s disease is becoming endemic...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The Florida Department of Health in Polk County (DOH-Polk) on Monday advised residents there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Polk County. Two horses...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The Florida Department of Health has reported four confirmed/probable monkeypox cases in the Tampa Bay area as of July 4–two cases each in Pinellas and Polk counties. To date,...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 In a follow-up on the meningococcal disease outbreak in Florida in early 2022,  Florida state health officials reported an additional case in Polk County this week– the second...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Polk County (FL) Sheriff’s Office reports that on Sunday, September 5, Polk County Animal Control responded to a home on Old Bartow Eagle Lake Road in Bartow,...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) in Florida reported two additional animal rabies cases in the past week. On August 5, 2021, Polk County Animal Control responded to...

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...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Florida Department of Health saw an additional 40 outbreak hepatitis A (HAV) cases during the past week, bringing the total to 4,046 cases since Jan. 2018. This...

The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association has announced that Adam Mayfield, financial advisor at Edward Jones, will serve as event chair for the organization’s 2019 Walk to End...

A new species of tick has found its way to North Carolina. Recent tick surveys sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture found the Longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) on an opossum in Polk County....