Infection Control


Mosquito-borne Dengue Case Reported in Miami-Dade —...

Florida health officials have confirmed a locally acquired case of mosquito-borne dengue fever in Miami-Dade County. It is the first case of dengue this year....

November 21, 2018 / 3 min read


Antibiotic Resistance on the Rise — Here’s...

Antibiotics used as frontline treatment to fight bacterial infections have saved millions of lives, but a new report is raising the red flag about how...

November 14, 2018 / 2 min read


Hand Sanitizer vs. Soap and Water for...

During the time of year when occurrences of flu and other respiratory infections increase, public health departments, hospitals, pediatricians and family doctors all beat the...

November 12, 2018 / 3 min read


Roundup: Adult Flu Vaccinations Decline; Oral Hygiene...

CDC: Last Season’s Adult Flu Vaccination Rate Was Lowest in Years Just over 37 percent of U.S. adults got their flu shot during the 2017–18...

October 26, 2018 / 4 min read


Roundup: Flu-Related Death in Florida, Proper Insulin...

Unvaccinated Child in Florida is First to Die This Flu Season, Public Health Officials say A Florida child died from a flu-related illness during the...

October 19, 2018 / 3 min read


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