U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard has sentenced three former Hamilton Correctional Institution Annex officers for violating the civil rights of an inmate. Coty Michael Wiltgen (32, Live Oak) was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release; Ethan Burkett (25, Valdosta, GA) was
The Florida Department of Health (DOH) reported the sixth Vibrio vulnificus death of the year in Duval County this week, according to DOH data published today. To date, fatalities have been reported in Duval, Escambia, Lee, Manatee (2) and Polk counties. The DOH has reported 16 total cases through July
While the COVID-19 pandemic remains the focus of media, politicians and the public, the hepatitis A outbreak in Florida never really went away. The Florida Department of Health has reported an additional 990 hepatitis A outbreak cases through December 19. While high, much less than 3405 cases seen in 2019.
While all attention has been on the COVID-19 pandemic this year, in which Florida has reported more than 61,000 cases and nearly 2700 deaths, the hepatitis A outbreak in the state that began in 2018 continues. Hepatitis A activity decreased from last month and was similar to the previous 5-year average
The Florida Department of Health (DOH) reported an additional 34 hepatitis A outbreak cases last week, bringing the total for the year to 239. From January 1, 2018 through February 15, 2020, 4,184 hepatitis A cases were reported. While Polk County in the Tampa Bay area continues to report some