Health Department Update – Pertussis Outbreak

Numerous outbreaks of Pertussis are occurring throughout the United States.  Nine cases of Pertussis in Broward County were reported to the Florida Department of Health in Broward County in 2016 and one in 2017. Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious...
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Confirmed Case of Varicella

The Health Department has released this letter regarding a confirmed case of Varicella in Broward County: January 27, 2016 This week a confirmed case of Varicella (Chickenpox) in a child was reported to the Florida Department of Health in Broward County. Varicella is a highly...
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Zika Virus Health Alert

This is an official CDC HEALTH ADVISORY     Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network Friday, January 15, 2016, 19:45 EST (7:45 PM EST) CDCHAN-00385       Recognizing, Managing, and Reporting Zika Virus Infections in Travelers Returning from Central...
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EBOLA – CDC ADVISORY

Ebola is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of four viruses (Ebolavirus genus) that causes disease in humans.  Ebola infection is associated with fever of greater than 101.5F or 38.6C, and additional symptoms such as severe headache, muscle pain, vomitting,...
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Mumps Outbreak

According to the CDC recently there has been over 200 cases of mumps reported in Ohio.  We urge you to get at least two doses of the MMR Vaccine (Measels-Mumps-Rubella),  to prevent your risks of contracting mumps if you have not done so already. Mumps are spread through droplets...
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Severe Influenza Illness

The CDC has reported that Broward County along with 22 other counties has had an increase in influenza activity.  If you have not received your influenza vaccine, the CDC urges you to get vaccinated now.  Approximately, 61% of the reported hospitalizations were people 18 to 64...
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Increase Rates of Syphilis in Broward County

Notice from the Department of Health of Broward County Increase Rates of Syphilis in Broward County Broward County is experiencing an increase in Early Syphilis cases.  In 2012, 598 cases of Early Syphilis were reported to the Florida Department of Health in Broward County.  In...
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Meningococcal Outbreak

Due to an on-going outbreak of Invasive Meningococcal Disease among men who have sex with men in New York City, the Florida Department of Health in Broward County is distributing the following information. What is invasive Meningococcal Disease? Meningococcal Disease is caused by...
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Physician Assistant Needed

Dr. Aklilu is seeking a Physician Assistant with experience in Infectious Disease.  If you or anyone you may know is interested, please contact Nicole Furmanski our Office Manager.   Thank you
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AIDS Walk 2013 Pictures

   We would like to thank everyone for their support towards a great cause!  We had a wonderful time and we are all looking forward to next years AIDS Walk.     
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