Infection Control


CDC Warns About Rare, Polio-Like ‘Mystery Illness’...

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning parents about a rare disease known as acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a polio-like “mystery illness”...

October 18, 2018 / 3 min read


‘Great Step Forward’: Vaccine Against HPV-Related Cancers...

U.S. regulators have expanded the use of the HPV vaccine to include men and women between the ages of 27 and 45. This approval will...

October 8, 2018 / 3 min read


5 Things to Know About Red Tide

As the Karenia brevis organism continues to bloom off Florida’s Atlantic Coast, here are 5 things you need to know about the toxin that causes...

October 4, 2018 / 2 min read


Protecting Your Kids From Mosquito Bites

The case of an Asheville, North Carolina boy who came down with a life-threatening type of encephalitis (swelling of the brain) from a mosquito bite...

August 14, 2018 / 3 min read


Algae and Bacteria in Water: Can it...

Algae blooms that have infested hundreds of miles of Florida’s waterways, red tide along the Gulf Coast and warnings about Miami-area beach waters containing high...

August 8, 2018 / 2 min read


Food Grilling Safety for 4th of July...

Over the past few months, public health officials nationwide have been busy investigating various outbreaks of Salmonella and E. coli — two completely different types...

July 3, 2018 / 2 min read


Roundup: E. Coli-Romaine Update, Sugary Sports Drinks...

Florida is Now Among 29 States Affected by E. Coli-Tainted Romaine Outbreak The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added Florida to...

May 11, 2018 / 5 min read


Romaine Lettuce and E. Coli Outbreak: What...

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) has taken a rare step by urging the public to avoid romaine lettuce altogether, unless you know...

April 24, 2018 / 3 min read


Roundup: Skin Cancer, Kratom and Childhood Obesity

U.S. Health Experts Urge Skin Cancer Counseling for Kids, Young Adults Doctors should advise families early on about skin cancer prevention for their children, particularly...

April 6, 2018 / 4 min read