Books, Backpacks and Vaccinations: Getting Your Child’s Health Ready for School

Books, Backpacks and Vaccinations: Getting Your Child’s Health Ready for School

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and one of the best ways to protect children from the serious effects of certain diseases is through consistent vaccinations.

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When the lights go out: Keeping Your Family Healthy and Safe during Power Outages

When the lights go out: Keeping Your Family Healthy and Safe during Power Outages

Power outages can occur for a multitude of reasons; yet, whatever the reason, Floridians can plan and stay safe during an outage.

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Chikungunya

Chikungunya

Chikungunya fever (CHIK) is an infection caused by the Chikungunya virus (CHIKV). The virus is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito, similar to West Nile and dengue viruses.

Information on Vibrio vulnificus

Information on Vibrio vulnificus

Vibrio vulnificus is a bacterium that normally lives in warm seawater and is part of a group of vibrios that are called “halophilic” because they require salt.

Healthy Summer Series: Think Before You Grill! Tips To Keep Everyone Safe

Healthy Summer Series: Think Before You Grill! Tips To Keep Everyone Safe

The Florida Department of Health reminds everyone that there are tips for grilling safety you should follow in order to prevent not just serious injuries, but foodborne illnesses as well.