2 deaths in Florida linked to raw oysters from LouisianaAugust 17, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A restaurant customer in Fort Lauderdale has died of a bacterial infection after eating raw oysters. A Pensacola man died the same way this month. Both cases involved oysters from Louisiana.
Investigation: No retaliation against COVID-19 whistleblowerMay 27, 2022 GMT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — There's nothing to indicate the Florida Department of Health told an employee to falsify COVID-19 data and she wasn't fired out of retaliation, according to a state investigator's report released this month.
Presumptive case of monkeypox probed in South FloridaMay 22, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A “presumptive" case of monkeypox is being investigated in South Florida, state health officials said Sunday.
Health officials in Broward County and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating the case which appears to be related to international travel, the Florida Department of Health in Broward County said in a news release.
Probe: No merit to COVID-19 data suppression charge at UFMarch 16, 2022 GMT
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A University of Florida investigation has found no merit to allegations that state or university officials pressured researchers to suppress or destroy COVID-19 research data, school officials said Wednesday.
Florida suspends health official in probe over vaccine lawJanuary 18, 2022 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A health official who has helped lead central Florida's response to the pandemic has been put on administrative leave as state officials investigate whether he tried to compel employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19 in violation of state law.
Florida fines key county $3.5 million for mandating vaccinesOctober 12, 2021 GMT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has issued its first fine to a county it says violated a new state law banning coronavirus vaccine mandates and for firing 14 workers who failed to get the shots.
The Florida Department of Health on Tuesday issued the $3.5 million fine for Leon County, home to the state capital, saying the municipality violated Florida's “vaccine passport" law, which prohibits businesses and governments from requiring people to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Federal judge declines to block Florida ban on mask mandatesSeptember 16, 2021 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge declined Wednesday to block a ban imposed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis to prevent mandating masks for Florida school students amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Data shows Florida’s latest COVID surge the deadliest yetSeptember 3, 2021 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Florida is reporting its deadliest peak in daily death rates since the start of the pandemic, surpassing previous coronavirus surges in the state, according to federal data published Thursday.
Judge won’t dismiss case against Florida virus whistleblowerJune 29, 2021 GMT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a criminal case against a former Florida Department of Health employee-turned whistleblower who raised questions about information being reported by the state on the coronavirus.
Red tide limits harvesting at aquatic farms in Tampa BayJune 5, 2021 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Fears over red tide prompted Florida officials to briefly prohibit aquaculture farmers from harvesting in lower Tampa Bay, although the ban was lifted Saturday morning, state officials said.
Rabies alert issued for South Florida communityMay 19, 2018 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Health officials have issued a rabies alert for a Florida community after a raccoon tested positive for the disease.
The Florida Department of Health issued the alert Friday for the Kendall area, which is a suburb southwest of Miami...