Governor DeSantis

Governor Ron DeSantis today delivered his second State of the State address, marking the opening day of the 2020 Legislative Session and reaffirming his commitment to providing Florida’s health systems with the resources needed to continue improving the health outcomes for Florida’s millions of residents and visitors. “For the betterContinue Reading

By Robert Herriman  @bactiman63 On this week’s Outbreak News This Week Radio Show in the Tampa Bay area, two important topics were covered concerning Florida and the Tampa Bay area in particular with two great guests. In the first half, Regional Epidemiologist & Laboratory Liason with the Bureau of Epidemiology at the FloridaContinue Reading

HAV

Sarasota County health officials have identified a positive case of hepatitis A in a food service worker at Duval’s at 1435 Main Street Sarasota. The employee may have exposed patrons between April 26 through May 10, 2019. The epidemiological investigation determined the individual may have been infectious. If you frequented this restaurantContinue Reading

Clearwater Arby’s The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County has identified a positive case of hepatitis A in a food service worker at Arby’s Restaurant in north Pinellas, FL. The employee may have exposed patrons between April 5 – 20, 2019. Officials conducted an epidemiological investigation and determined the individualContinue Reading

Vaccination is the best way to prevent hepatitis A Hillsborough County health officials are encouraging patrons of the Sandpiper Grille on 1702 S Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center to get vaccinated for hepatitis A after a positive case of hepatitis A was identified in a food service worker. The vaccine is recommendedContinue Reading

HAV

Hillsborough County health officials have reported an unprecedented number of hepatitis A cases in 2018. Through Nov. 21, the Hillsborough County Health Department have reported 57 cases, this compares with 36 total cases reported from 2013-2017. Florida issues hepatitis A health advisory: Increases reported in Tampa and Orlando areas Florida healthContinue Reading