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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 of saliva or mucus from the mouth, nose or throat of an infected person. This usually occurs when the person coughs, sneezes, or talks.  The virus can be spread through contaminated items such as cups and soda cans.  Symptoms include fever, body aches, headaches and swelling of the salivary glands under the ears...

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 years old, nationwide.  All flu vaccines this season are designed to protect against H1N1 as well.  If you have not been vaccinated as of yet and would like to get your influenza vaccine, please call our office to make your appointment.

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 2012 there were also 15 cases of Congenital Syphilis reported in Broward County.  Additionally, Syphilis enhances HIV transmission. Signs and Symptoms Indicative of Early Syphilis In Primary Syphilis, one or more ulcers (chancres, lesions) develop shortly after inoculation at the site of exposure (mean 21 days,...

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 the bacterium Neisseria Meningitidis, also called Meningococcus.  One type of Meningococcal Disease is Meningitis. Symptoms of Meningitis include: Fever Headache Confusion Nausea Vomiting Stiff neck.   Another type of Meningococcal Disease is a bloodstream infection, known as Meningococcemia. Symptoms of...