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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.

What Others Can Do To Promote a Breastfeeding Friendly Florida: It Goes Beyond Mother and Child

What Others Can Do To Promote a Breastfeeding Friendly Florida: It Goes Beyond Mother and Child

When you choose to breastfeed, you make an investment in your baby’s future by giving a healthy start that will last a lifetime.

Information on Ebola Virus Disease

Information on Ebola Virus Disease

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.

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.

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.

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.

National HIV Testing Day June 27, 2014

National HIV Testing Day June 27, 2014

Today can be the beginning of a healthier life. Take advantage of National HIV Testing Day and take control by taking the test. It can mean the difference in enjoying a healthy future with those you love, and who love you.

National Fireworks Safety Month

National Fireworks Safety Month

Fireworks and celebrations just seem to go together. Long associated with Independence Day, the use of fireworks on other holidays, such as Memorial Day, Labor Day and New Year’s Eve, is on the rise. Unfortunately, a happy celebration can quickly turn painful if consumer fireworks are misused.

This is Men’s Health Month, Encourage Healthy Living

This is Men’s Health Month, Encourage Healthy Living

As you prepare to honor the men in your life this Father’s Day, don’t forget that the whole month of June is all about them.