Through Friday, the Florida Department of Health has reported eleven Vibrio vulnificus cases in 2020 with three in Brevard County, two each in Broward, Escambia and Hernando counties and one each in Okaloosa and Sarasota counties. One fatality has been reported in Hernando County. Over the past decade, Florida has
The Florida Department of Health (DOH) recorded single day records in COVID-19 test results received and positive tests on Saturday. On July 11, 142,981 test results were reported to the state with 15,300 new positive COVID-19 cases out of that total, giving it a 11.25 percent positivity rate–a third-day decline.
Hillsborough County officials announced this week they will soon open another COVID-19 coronavirus public testing site, this one in Town ‘N Country. Emergency Management Director Tim Dudley told Emergency Policy Group (EPG) members that the County will partner with Tampa Family Health Centers to open the location, expanding testing coverage
Today, Florida state health officials reported an additional 10,360 new positive COVID-19 cases, out of 87,000 people tested. This put the state’s case tally to 254,511 cases, the third most of US states. Another 95 deaths were recorded in 32 counties. Florida has now seen 4,197 deaths related to COVID-19,
Tampa General Hospital in partnership with the University of Florida’s IFAS extension program in Hillsborough County, will be offering a 14-session series entitled Healthy Eating Virtual Workshop. In the series, you’ll learn step-by-step information on how simple changes to your eating habits can make a big difference. The experts will
As the death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic mounts, scientists worldwide continue their push to develop effective treatments and a vaccine for the highly contagious respiratory virus. University of South Florida Health (USF Health) Morsani College of Medicine scientists recently worked with colleagues at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy to identify
COVID-19 The number of COVID-19 cases reported in the State of Florida has topped 200,000 after reporting more than 10,000 cases in consecutive days this weekend. Of the more than 70,000 tests performed Saturday, 10,059 new positive COVID-19 cases were reported (15%). This brings the total to a total of
Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss this weekend’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Brickyard 400. Johnson 44, is the first NASCAR driver to test positive for coronavirus and will be quarantined until testing negative. He was tested earlier Friday after his wife, Chani,
Hillsborough County health officials have confirmed a case of Naegleria fowleri, aka the brain-eating amoeba. Health officials did not release any information about the patient. Naegleria fowleri is a microscopic amoeba which is a single-celled living organism. It can cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). The amoeba is
The Florida Department of Health (DOH) today reported that out of the tests performed for more than 67,000 people Thursday, 9,488 new positive COVID-19 cases (9,415 Florida residents and 73 non-Florida residents) were recorded, or about 15% of those tested. The total case count in the state now stands at
Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered 19 counties with surging coronavirus outbreaks to close indoor restaurants, wineries, movie theaters and other venues Wednesday, saying California must act to keep the pandemic from spiraling out of control. The new move also bans churches from singing and chanting, while still allowing services. “The act
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises consumers not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol), a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested. FDA has identified the following
The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County (DOH-Seminole) is issuing a rabies alert for neighborhoods surrounding All Faiths Memorial Park and Dew Drop Park in Casselberry. The alert is in response to a raccoon which tested positive for rabies in that area. This rabies alert is for 60 days.
Lucio Gordan, MD, President and Managing Physician of Florida Cancer Specialists Research & Institute (FCS), will lead an educational session at the Community Oncology Advocacy Summit, a national virtual meeting presented by the Community Oncology Alliance (COA). Scheduled for July 15, 2020, the one-day virtual conference will focus on patient advocacy and the impact of
Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) recently celebrated the start of construction of its new Trinity Cancer Center. When complete in early 2021, the 37,000 square foot facility will include radiation oncology and next-generation PET/CT imaging technology along with 27 exam rooms and 52 chairs for chemotherapy and other infusions.