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Information on Ebola Virus Disease

Information on Ebola Virus Disease

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is one of the Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. Infection is caused by one of five identified virus strains and occurs in humans and nonhuman primates such as monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzees.

Information on Enterovirus D68

Information on Enterovirus D68

Currently, the United States is experiencing a nationwide outbreak of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), one of the more than 100 very common, non-polio enteroviruses associated with severe respiratory illness.

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.

High Demand for Health Care Jobs in Florida

Are you considering a job in the health care industry? In Florida, health care jobs are in high demand, according to the 2014–2015 Statewide Demand Occupation List—a report released by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). Each year, this report reveals the jobs with the highest demand in the state of Florida. The list is based on annual percent growth of occupations statewide.

Creating Florida Jobs, One Health Care Practitioner At A Time

Creating Florida Jobs, One Health Care Practitioner At A Time

With the economy on the rise, Florida has become the perfect climate for families and businesses alike to grow. To help sustain this growth, the Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) within the Florida Department of Health is committed to helping Floridians get to work at a lower cost, and in a more efficient manner.

The scary truth behind unlicensed activity

The scary truth behind unlicensed activity

Unlicensed individuals operate out of strip malls, beauty shops, warehouses, storage facilities and even their own garages. Check to see if your doctor, dentist, optometrist or any other health care provider is licensed.

Healthy Foods During Emergencies—Practice Your Emergency Menu!

Healthy Foods During Emergencies—Practice Your Emergency Menu!

Food safety during an emergency is critical to maintaining your wellbeing and finding creative ways to feed a family if refrigeration and electricity are unavailable can be an issue. It’s good to know there are plenty of healthy choices to include as part of your family’s emergency plan.

Tips on Making the Most of National Preparedness Month

Tips on Making the Most of National Preparedness Month

During September’s National Preparedness month take the time to prepare and ensure your family is ready if an unexpected emergency happens. The Florida Department of Health recommends the following top 10 preparedness tips…

A Car Emergency Supply Kit Can Make All the Difference

A Car Emergency Supply Kit Can Make All the Difference

Having a kit of emergency supplies in each of your family’s vehicles can save you, your family members and even your pets if you become stranded—regardless of the situation.