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Florida Department of Health Requests Testing for Whooping Cough in Broward County

The Florida Department of Health is asking Broward County healthcare providers to be on the lookout for possible cases of pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough. Numerous outbreaks have been reported across the U.S., with at least two cases linked to Broward County. Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can be fatal in young children, particularly infants. Cold-like symptoms and… Read More

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Protect Your Children from a Dangerous Respiratory Viral Infection Called Enterovirus D68

A serious respiratory viral infection is afflicting children across the country and is likely to become a nationwide problem. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have identified it as a rare respiratory virus called enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). It is related to the rhinovirus, which is the cause of the common cold. Doctors are unsure about the way the virus is spread, but the fact that it afflicts… Read More

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How to React to Insect Sting Allergies

Summertime means more time spent outdoors and in addition to feeling the sting of sunburns, you may also suffer the sting of insects, whether mosquito bites, wasp bites, bee stings, spider bites, tick bites, or fire ant bites. The severity of the reaction varies from person to person, and while most consider insect bites to be a minor annoyance, they are a life-threatening concern for the two million Americans… Read More

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Food for Thought on Foodborne Illness

Summertime means more outdoor activities such as picnics, cookouts, road trips, and camping that require you to prepare and store food outside of the kitchen. These feed your appetite for fun and adventure, but they also increase your risk of foodborne illness, which is widely known as food poisoning. With the summertime heat causing bacteria in the environment to flourish, along with the lack of proper… Read More

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