The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County (DOH-Hillsborough) is reporting a large increase in influenza activity in schools and the county, prompting a partnership with the Hillsborough County Public Schools to offer no-cost flu shots. The first flu clinic took place at Sickles High School yesterday. Future Flu clinicsContinue 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

Sarasota County, FL health officials are reporting four children in the county have been diagnosed with measles. According to the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County, the children have “close contact to each other” and none of them were vaccinated against the disease. “We will continue to investigate,” DOH-Sarasota Health OfficerContinue Reading

The state of Florida saw 20 confirmed and probable pertussis, or whooping cough cases among 15 counties in January. Four of these cases were reported in Hillsborough County. There were no outbreaks of pertussis reported in January. For every pertussis case identified, there was an average of two exposed contacts who wereContinue Reading